Taiwan–USA Meeting – level 3

03-06-2019 15:00

For the first time in 40 years, high-ranking Taiwanese and American officials met last month. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the meeting by the end of May, saying they discussed ‘common security challenges’.

A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry expressed ‘strong dissatisfaction’ and asked the USA to ‘abide by the one-China principle’ and stop official communication with Taiwan. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory even though the island is its own country.

Difficult words: confirm (say that something is true), dissatisfaction (being dissatisfied – unhappy/angry about something), abide (conform to, follow).

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