Taiwan President – level 1
The Taiwanese people re-elect Tsai Ing-wen as their president. They support her opinion against China. China says that it controls Taiwan.
Tsai speaks to her people. She also speaks to the Chinese government. She says that Taiwan needs peace, for the countries to be equal, democracy, and for people to talk. She says that Taiwan is not going to give in to threats from China.
China does not want Taiwan to be its own country. It tries to make Tsai’s government feel bad. It does this when Tsai is president the first time.
China stops working with Taiwan. It lets fewer tourists visit Taiwan. It does not invite Taiwan to international meetings.
Difficult words: re-elect (to pick someone to be a leader again), democracy (a type of government where the people pick their leaders), give in to threats (to say that you are going to do what other people want because they make you feel scared).
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