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Chinese Billionaire Does Not See China-US Trade War – VOA Learning English (Jan 21, 2017)

The head of China’s largest online seller Alibaba does not think China and the United States will have a trade war despite comments from the Trump administration. Jack Ma is the chairman of the Alibaba Group. At the World Economic … Continue reading

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Google Inspires Entrepreneurs Around the World – VOA Learning English (Jan 21, 2017)

In the late 1990s, Google was just a start-up company operating out of a garage in Palo Alto, California. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started the company while studying at Stanford University. Google’s founders and its employees, then, understand … Continue reading

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Possibility of Improved US-Russia Relations Worries China – VOA Learning English (Jan 19, 2017)

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he hopes relations with Russia will improve after he takes office. This has caused a debate in the United States after U.S. intelligence services accused Russia of interfering in the presidential election. However, the … Continue reading

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Vietnam, China Work to Ease South China Sea Tensions – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

Vietnam and China have agreed to try to end their dispute over their conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea. On Saturday, the two nations released a joint statement in Beijing. In the statement, they said they would try … Continue reading

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Under Trump, Foreign Aid Programs May Change – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

With a new U.S. president coming Friday, changes in foreign policies and aid will likely follow. What those changes will be are not yet fully known. But overseas aid will come under question from a president and a secretary of … Continue reading

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Police Arrest Suspect in New Year’s Eve Attack in Turkey – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

Turkish security forces say they have arrested the main suspect in the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul on December 31. The attack killed 39 people and injured several others. The Hurriyet Daily News said Abdulkadir Masharipov was detained Monday … Continue reading

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Theresa May Says Britain Will Leave the Single Market – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will leave the European Union’s single market. May spoke to government employees and diplomats at Lancaster House in London on Tuesday. She had been under pressure to provide a plan following Britain’s vote … Continue reading

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China’s President Supports Free Trade at World Economic Meeting – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His speech in support of free trade came during the first day of the yearly meeting of political, business leaders, activists and … Continue reading

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China: ‘One-China’ Policy and Taiwan Not Negotiable – VOA Learning English (Jan 16, 2017)

China has criticized United States President-elect Donald Trump for suggesting that the “one-China” policy is negotiable. Trump’s comments came in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday. In future talks with China, he told the newspaper, he … Continue reading

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Future Shines Bright for Solar Energy Use in India – VOA Learning English (Jan 16, 2017)

The falling cost of solar energy technology is helping India increase its production of electricity. Solar energy is electrical power captured from the sun. Last April, India’s energy minister Piyush Goyal reportedly said it is now less costly to produce … Continue reading

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