Senators say US donating vaccines to Taiwan amid China row

Three American senators visiting Taiwan say the U.S. will give the island 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, part of President Joe Biden’s move to share millions of jabs globally.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Three American senators visiting Taiwan say the U.S. will give the island 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, part of President Joe Biden’s move to share millions of jabs globally. Taiwan has complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure the injections amid an outbreak. Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who arrived in Taiwan with her two colleagues Sunday, says the trip underscores the bipartisan support for the democratic island that Beijing claims as its own renegade territory. Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu welcomed the senators and said China continues to try block Taiwan’s international assistance and prevent it from participating in the World Health Organization. He says Taiwan is no stranger to that kind of obstructionism.

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