Taiwan’s first female president – level 3
Tsai Ing-wen has emerged as Taiwan’s first female president.
The leader of the Democratic Progressive Party has a challenge ahead of her, as she struggles to balance the pressures of superpowers China and the USA as well as the desires of her own people. The pro-independence candidate says that Taiwan’s identity should not be repressed.
This 60-year-old voter said that if relations with China are not managed carefully, Taiwan could be led into disaster. This man agreed but said that recognition on the international stage was also very important for the country. He said he hopes the new government will help the nation’s people be treated with more dignity.
Difficult words: emerge (to come out), struggle (to try hard), desire (something that you want), independence (being independent – free from outside control), repress (to control), dignity (respect).
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