Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan (Vocabulary List)


After weeks of speculation, senior US politician Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan.

Although Taiwan is a self-rules island with a strong democracy, China views it as a breakaway province.

Pelosi’s visit has come at a time of heightened tensions. China has strongly condemned the trip, but Pelosi says it was important to make it “unequivocally clear” that the US supports Taiwan.

Here is some useful vocabulary to help you understand Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan!


Vocabulary

Speculation

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To condemn

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Self-ruled

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Breakaway

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Unequivocally

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To heighten

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To escalate

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Belligerent

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