US to Donate Vaccines to Taiwan Amid China Row

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The United States will give Taiwan 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, part of President Joe Biden’s move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines as it battles an outbreak. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who made a three-hour stop in Taiwan with fellow Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), said their visit underscores bipartisan U.S. support for the democratic island. Taiwan, which has a population of 24 million people and sits 100 miles off China’s east coast, is dealing with a spike in domestic COVID-19 cases. Taiwan faces a vaccine shortage and has geopolitical significance as a flashpoint in U.S.-China relations. “I’m here to tell you that the United States will not let you stand alone,” Duckworth said at the airport after landing on a U.S. military transport …

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