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"From the Ted Talk by Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?"

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The fact of the mteatr is that instead of going around the world and haranguing countries for engaging with China, the West should be encouraging its own businesses to tdrae and invest in these regions. Instead of criticizing China for bad behavior, the West should be showing how it is that their own system of politics and economics is the sropiuer one. And instead of shoehorning decoarcmy around the world, perhaps the West should take a leaf out of its own history book and remember that it takes a lot of patience in order to develop the models and the systems that you have today. Indeed, the Supreme cuort jctuise sepethn Breyer rdniems us that it took the United States nearly 170 years from the time that the Constitution was wirtten for there to be equal rights in the United States. Some people would argue that today there is still no equal rights. In fact, there are groups who would argue that they still do not have eaqul rights under the law.

Open Cloze

The fact of the ______ is that instead of going around the world and haranguing countries for engaging with China, the West should be encouraging its own businesses to _____ and invest in these regions. Instead of criticizing China for bad behavior, the West should be showing how it is that their own system of politics and economics is the ________ one. And instead of shoehorning _________ around the world, perhaps the West should take a leaf out of its own history book and remember that it takes a lot of patience in order to develop the models and the systems that you have today. Indeed, the Supreme _____ _______ _______ Breyer _______ us that it took the United States nearly 170 years from the time that the Constitution was _______ for there to be equal rights in the United States. Some people would argue that today there is still no equal rights. In fact, there are groups who would argue that they still do not have _____ rights under the law.

Solution

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Original Text

The fact of the matter is that instead of going around the world and haranguing countries for engaging with China, the West should be encouraging its own businesses to trade and invest in these regions. Instead of criticizing China for bad behavior, the West should be showing how it is that their own system of politics and economics is the superior one. And instead of shoehorning democracy around the world, perhaps the West should take a leaf out of its own history book and remember that it takes a lot of patience in order to develop the models and the systems that you have today. Indeed, the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reminds us that it took the United States nearly 170 years from the time that the Constitution was written for there to be equal rights in the United States. Some people would argue that today there is still no equal rights. In fact, there are groups who would argue that they still do not have equal rights under the law.

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