Taiwan’s Success in Coronavirus Fight Poses Challenge to China

The coronavirus pandemic is stoking long-simmering tensions between China and the island democracy of Taiwan, underscoring differences between their political systems and deepening resentment toward Beijing.

In recent weeks, Beijing and Taipei have escalated rhetoric accusing one another of exploiting the pandemic for political ends, even as they compete to provide medical supplies and expertise to coronavirus-hit countries in what observers are calling “mask diplomacy.”