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“Trump EPA Chief Scraps Taiwan Visit After Cost Scrutiny”

“EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is canceling a planned trip to Taiwan next month that had threatened to stoke anger with Beijing, after concerns were raised about the costs of the travel near the end of the Trump administration.

“Due to pressing domestic priorities at home, Administrator Wheeler’s visit to Taiwan has been postponed,” Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson James Hewitt said Tuesday by email.

Wheeler’s trip was originally planned following several high-level visits by U.S. officials to Taiwan in recent months as well as stepped-up arms sales that have angered China.”

Jennifer A Dlouhy reports for Bloomberg November 24, 2020.