Alex Azar
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, is greeted by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, during a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Image Credit: AP

Taipei: A US cabinet member met Taiwan's president Monday during the highest level visit from the United States since it switched diplomatic recognition from the island to China in 1979.

Health Secretary Alex Azar was greeted by Tsai Ing-wen as the head of a delegation on a visit that has infuriated Beijing, which views Taiwan as a breakaway province.