By: Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta
The two spoke at a virtual forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a U.S. think tank, with the China affairs scholar Bonnie Glaser serving as the moderator.
The discussion followed on talks between the two countries' health ministers last month, during which U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar pledged full support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision-making body, the World Health Assembly (WHA).
In his remarks, Chen noted that Taiwan had confirmed only 440 COVID-19 cases to date, and had not recorded a locally-transmitted case for 26 consecutive days. Only six of the patients have died. [FULL STORY]