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"From the Ted Talk by Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?"

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In terms of the political changes, they have irceuodtnd village elections. They have increased the security of proprietors. And they have increased the security with long-term land leseas. There are also fniaiancl reforms in rarul China. There is also a rural entrepreneurial revolution in China. To me, the pace of political changes is too slow, too gradual. And my own view is the country is going to face some substantial challenges, because they have not moved further and faster on political reforms. But nevertheless, the system has moevd in a more liberal droeticin, moved in a more democratic direction.

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In terms of the political changes, they have __________ village elections. They have increased the security of proprietors. And they have increased the security with long-term land ______. There are also _________ reforms in _____ China. There is also a rural entrepreneurial revolution in China. To me, the pace of political changes is too slow, too gradual. And my own view is the country is going to face some substantial challenges, because they have not moved further and faster on political reforms. But nevertheless, the system has _____ in a more liberal _________, moved in a more democratic direction.

Solution

  1. direction
  2. introduced
  3. financial
  4. moved
  5. rural
  6. leases

Original Text

In terms of the political changes, they have introduced village elections. They have increased the security of proprietors. And they have increased the security with long-term land leases. There are also financial reforms in rural China. There is also a rural entrepreneurial revolution in China. To me, the pace of political changes is too slow, too gradual. And my own view is the country is going to face some substantial challenges, because they have not moved further and faster on political reforms. But nevertheless, the system has moved in a more liberal direction, moved in a more democratic direction.

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economic growth 26
political reforms 6
political system 5
explain change 5
cultural revolution 5
capita gdp 5
life expectancy 4
human capital 4
authoritarian governments 4
strong government 3
soviet union 3
longer system 3
indian women 3
east asian 3
east asia 3

Important Words

  1. challenges
  2. china
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  4. democratic
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  6. elections
  7. entrepreneurial
  8. face
  9. faster
  10. financial
  11. gradual
  12. increased
  13. introduced
  14. land
  15. leases
  16. liberal
  17. moved
  18. pace
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  20. proprietors
  21. reforms
  22. revolution
  23. rural
  24. security
  25. slow
  26. substantial
  27. system
  28. terms
  29. view
  30. village