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"From the Ted Talk by Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China"

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I mean, take the qtoiseun of East Asia. East Asia: Japan, Korea, cinha, etc. — a third of the world's population lives there. Now the lgraest economic region in the world. And I'll tell you now, that East Asianers, people from East Asia, are far more knowledgeable about the West than the West is about East Asia. Now this point is very germane, I'm afraid, to the present. Because what's happening? Back to that chart at the beginning, the Goldman Sachs chart. What is happening is that, very ridlpay in hctiosiarl terms, the world is being driven and shaped, not by the old developed cntruieos, but by the developing world. We've seen this in terms of the G20 usurping very rapidly the potsiion of the G7, or the G8. And there are two consequences of this. First, the West is rapidly lnsiog its influence in the wlrod. There was a diaarmtc illustration of this actually a year ago — cpnehaeogn, climate change conference. Europe was not at the final negotiating table. When did that last happen? I would wager it was probably about 200 years ago. And that is what is going to happen in the future.

Open Cloze

I mean, take the ________ of East Asia. East Asia: Japan, Korea, _____, etc. — a third of the world's population lives there. Now the _______ economic region in the world. And I'll tell you now, that East Asianers, people from East Asia, are far more knowledgeable about the West than the West is about East Asia. Now this point is very germane, I'm afraid, to the present. Because what's happening? Back to that chart at the beginning, the Goldman Sachs chart. What is happening is that, very _______ in __________ terms, the world is being driven and shaped, not by the old developed _________, but by the developing world. We've seen this in terms of the G20 usurping very rapidly the ________ of the G7, or the G8. And there are two consequences of this. First, the West is rapidly ______ its influence in the _____. There was a ________ illustration of this actually a year ago — __________, climate change conference. Europe was not at the final negotiating table. When did that last happen? I would wager it was probably about 200 years ago. And that is what is going to happen in the future.

Solution

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  2. rapidly
  3. countries
  4. question
  5. dramatic
  6. china
  7. historical
  8. largest
  9. losing
  10. world
  11. copenhagen

Original Text

I mean, take the question of East Asia. East Asia: Japan, Korea, China, etc. — a third of the world's population lives there. Now the largest economic region in the world. And I'll tell you now, that East Asianers, people from East Asia, are far more knowledgeable about the West than the West is about East Asia. Now this point is very germane, I'm afraid, to the present. Because what's happening? Back to that chart at the beginning, the Goldman Sachs chart. What is happening is that, very rapidly in historical terms, the world is being driven and shaped, not by the old developed countries, but by the developing world. We've seen this in terms of the G20 usurping very rapidly the position of the G7, or the G8. And there are two consequences of this. First, the West is rapidly losing its influence in the world. There was a dramatic illustration of this actually a year ago — Copenhagen, climate change conference. Europe was not at the final negotiating table. When did that last happen? I would wager it was probably about 200 years ago. And that is what is going to happen in the future.

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goldman sachs 3
chinese state 3
american economy 3

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