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TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY:

TRUMP and CHINA

 

(Created on 07/02/2017)

 

 

  • US to Limit Some Chinese Visas - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 June 2018
    "The Trump Administration says it may limit some U.S. visas to Chinese citizens to avoid “theft of intellectual property.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trump Offers Help to Chinese Company in Trade Dispute - Text + Audio - 14 May 2018
    "The U.S. president offered to help China’s ZTE Corp. after U.S. officials banned the company from receiving U.S. exports.
    ZTE said the ban would cause it to shut down. The move comes as U.S. farmers worry about soybean exports to China."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Raises Concerns over China's Missiles in South China Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 May 2018
    "On Wednesday, the U.S. news network CNBC reported China had installed missile systems on three man-made islands in the South China Sea.
    The report did not name the source but said the information came from U.S. intelligence."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • China and Russia lead race to make hypersonic missiles (March 29, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The USA is worried about China and Russia developing hypersonic missiles that can travel up to twenty times the speed of sound."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hypersonic Missiles - Level 0Hypersonic Missiles - Level 1 or  Hypersonic Missiles - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Fears over USA-China trade war (March 25, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The world is waiting to see if a trade war breaks out between the USA and China. Stock markets in Asia did badly in Friday's trading because investors are worried."
    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Trade War - Level 0Trade War - Level 1 or  Trade War - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

  • Trump’s New National Security Strategy Singles Out China, Russia - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 December 2017
    "Trump outlined his first major national security strategy during a speech Monday in Washington.
    A full, written report of the new U.S. strategy identifies China and Russia as “revisionist powers”
    that represent economic and political threats to America."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state - VIDEO - 10 December 2017
    "China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".
    Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be installed in the next three years.
    Many of the cameras are fitted with artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology.
    The BBC's John Sudworth has been given rare access to one of the new hi-tech police control rooms."

    (BBC)

 

 

  • China’s Xi Warns Trump about ‘Negative’ Parts of Relationship - Text + Audio - 3 July 2017
    "Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned President Donald Trump about some “negative factors” hurting U.S.-China relations.
    Xi’s warning came during a telephone call Sunday with Trump, according to official Chinese media."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Mixed Reaction to US-China Trade Deal - Text + Audio - 21 May 2017
    "Many experts say the trade agreement does not deal with important issues; others say it could increase trade and reduce the US trade deficit.
    Last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China reached $347 billion."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • China to Extend 'Silk Road' Plan to Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 12 May 2017
    "China is extending its Belt and Road Initiative to include Afghanistan.
    The development plan refers to the historic Silk Road between China and the West.
    It aims to link more than 60 countries from Asia to Europe, though land and maritime trade routes."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Mar-a-Lago: The price of Trump's 'Winter White House' - 6 April 2017
    "When President Trump flies in to Palm Beach County, Jorge Gonzalez stays firmly on the ground...
    On Thursday he (Trump) will once again jet down to the so-called "Winter White House", this time to host the Chinese president Xi Jinping.
    Roads will close, Secret Service agents will swarm, Navy gunboats will patrol, and Mr Gonzalez will kick his heels..."

    + A video: Inside Mar-a-Lago
    (BBC)
  • Trump Talks Tough on China Ahead of Meeting with Xi - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 April 2017
    "President Donald Trump is set to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping this week for talks.
    Talks between the two leaders are expected to center on trade and North Korea."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • China Building Missile Structures in South China Sea - Text + Audio - 23 February 2017
    "China has almost finished building more than twenty structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea.
    Two American officials told Reuters that the structures appear designed to hold long-range surface-to-air missiles."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Aircraft Carrier Begins Patrol in South China Sea - Text + Pictures - 19 February 2017
    Editor's Note: An audio to accompany this story will be added when it is available.
    "The new U.S. administration could increase patrols in disputed areas of the South China Sea to show opposition to Chinese development there.
    Sending ships into an area for this purpose is called a freedom of navigation operation."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts - 7 February 2017
    "Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Is China Ready for Possible Conflict with US? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 February 2017
    "China reacted sharply to US suggestions that officials might take action to stop Chinese development on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
    But military experts say China’s current military capabilities do not measure up to Beijing’s tough rhetoric on its activities in the South China Sea."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)