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I-lan Park is dedicated to Leawood’s sister city relationship with I-Lan, Taiwan. The park is home to one piece of public art: “Cloud Gate”.
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This 10 acre park is located at 126th Street and Nall Avenue and includes: one shelter pavilion with restrooms, one additional shelter with a grill, a trail that connects to the Leawood trail system on the east and the Overland Park trail to the west, an open play space, a playground and a beautiful Taiwanese garden and pagoda.
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The trip comes just 12 days after a controversial tour by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
China's latest military exercises encircling Taiwan have clear ramifications for the global economy, following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taipei. "Taiwan matters far more to the world economy than its 1% share of global GDP would indicate," Gareth Leather, Senior Economist in the Emerging Asia team at Capital Economics, wrote in a note.
'We will ensure that our presence, posture and exercise account for China's more provocative and destabilising behaviour', says Indo-Pacific adviser amid simmering bilateral tensions.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. China responded to Pelosi's visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the seas and air around Taiwan. The five-member delegation is led by Democratic Sen.
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Jessica Drun of the Atlantic Council Global China Hub about China's newly aggressive posture towards Taiwan.
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