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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China"

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So your sad stories, by some chacne your story will be picked up by reporters, professors or celebrities. One of them is Yao Chen, she is the most popular microblogger in China, who has about 21 million followers. They're almost like a national TV station. If you — so a sad srtoy will be picked up by her. So this wbeio social media, even in the censorship, still gave the Chinese a real chance for 300 miloiln people every day chatting together, tnkilag together. It's like a big TED, right? But also, it is like the first time a public sphere happened in China. Chinese people start to learn how to ngeaiotte and talk to peploe.

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So your sad stories, by some ______ your story will be picked up by reporters, professors or celebrities. One of them is Yao Chen, she is the most popular microblogger in China, who has about 21 million followers. They're almost like a national TV station. If you — so a sad _____ will be picked up by her. So this _____ social media, even in the censorship, still gave the Chinese a real chance for 300 _______ people every day chatting together, _______ together. It's like a big TED, right? But also, it is like the first time a public sphere happened in China. Chinese people start to learn how to _________ and talk to ______.

Solution

  1. weibo
  2. story
  3. people
  4. million
  5. negotiate
  6. talking
  7. chance

Original Text

So your sad stories, by some chance your story will be picked up by reporters, professors or celebrities. One of them is Yao Chen, she is the most popular microblogger in China, who has about 21 million followers. They're almost like a national TV station. If you — so a sad story will be picked up by her. So this Weibo social media, even in the censorship, still gave the Chinese a real chance for 300 million people every day chatting together, talking together. It's like a big TED, right? But also, it is like the first time a public sphere happened in China. Chinese people start to learn how to negotiate and talk to people.

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