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From the Ted Talk by Hongqiao Liu: Can China achieve its ambitious climate pledges?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

Another challenge is ____________ the economic _________. In 2020, 38 percent of China's GDP came from the secondary industry. Many of them are considered as "liang gao" __________ in China, which _____ “dual high.” That's high ______ consumption and high emissions. These industries include coal power and the manufacturing of iron and steel, cement, _________, chemicals, petrochemicals, you know, the hard-to-abate industries you've heard of. And according to the International Energy ______, the power and industry combined add up to 84 percent of the nation's total CO2 emissions. For decades, China has been the so-called “factory of the world.” The emissions generated from such production, known as "embedded carbon," are calculated as domestic emissions in China rather than being ascribed to countries that ______ Chinese-made products.

Solution

  1. import
  2. energy
  3. structure
  4. transforming
  5. means
  6. agency
  7. industries
  8. aluminium

Original Text

Another challenge is transforming the economic structure. In 2020, 38 percent of China's GDP came from the secondary industry. Many of them are considered as "liang gao" industries in China, which means “dual high.” That's high energy consumption and high emissions. These industries include coal power and the manufacturing of iron and steel, cement, aluminium, chemicals, petrochemicals, you know, the hard-to-abate industries you've heard of. And according to the International Energy Agency, the power and industry combined add up to 84 percent of the nation's total CO2 emissions. For decades, China has been the so-called “factory of the world.” The emissions generated from such production, known as "embedded carbon," are calculated as domestic emissions in China rather than being ascribed to countries that import Chinese-made products.

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