Taiwan President – level 2

17-01-2020 15:00

The Taiwanese people re-elected Tsai Ing-wen as president in an overwhelming victory. They supported her tough attitude against China, which says that Taiwan is its territory.

After Tsai won, she spoke to the people and the Chinese government that peace, equality, democracy, and communication are very important for stability. She said that Taiwan will not give in to threats from China.

China has not wanted Taiwan to become independent and has tried to isolate Taiwan while Tsai was president. China stopped formally working with Taiwan’s government, let fewer Chinese tourists visit Taiwan, and did not invite Taiwanese officials to international meetings.

Difficult words: territory (an area that a country says it controls), stability (when life changes slowly and people feel safe), isolate (to distance, to make someone feel alone).

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