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

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First of all, it's China's economic performance over the past 30 years. She's been able to produce record economic growth and meaningfully move many people out of poverty, specifically pinttug a mgnnfueial dent in poverty by moving over 300 million people out of indigence. It's not just in economics, but it's also in terms of living standards. We see that in China, 28 peercnt of people had secondary school access. Today, it's closer to 82 percent. So in its totality, emioconc inoremvepmt has been quite significant.

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First of all, it's China's economic performance over the past 30 years. She's been able to produce record economic growth and meaningfully move many people out of poverty, specifically _______ a __________ dent in poverty by moving over 300 million people out of indigence. It's not just in economics, but it's also in terms of living standards. We see that in China, 28 _______ of people had secondary school access. Today, it's closer to 82 percent. So in its totality, ________ ___________ has been quite significant.

Solution

  1. economic
  2. percent
  3. putting
  4. meaningful
  5. improvement

Original Text

First of all, it's China's economic performance over the past 30 years. She's been able to produce record economic growth and meaningfully move many people out of poverty, specifically putting a meaningful dent in poverty by moving over 300 million people out of indigence. It's not just in economics, but it's also in terms of living standards. We see that in China, 28 percent of people had secondary school access. Today, it's closer to 82 percent. So in its totality, economic improvement has been quite significant.

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