Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
University of Oxford


3rd Year Reading Comprehension Week 4 TT06

Topic: China’s rise is a threat or opportunity   

Please read the article and answer the questions below. Your work must be completed within 45 mints.

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  1. In order for China to play an important role in the international market, what does Jack Straw think China should do?

  2. According to Jack Straw, what is the most serious threat to the international market?

  3. On the issues of human rights, what would Jack Straw like China to change?

  4. What sort of political reforms would  Jack Straw like to see in China? Why?

  5. Find the Chinese characters from the article for the following English words.

opportunity, vigorous, bring into play, notable, dissident, expect, rise rapidly, risk, debate, rigorous, refuse, such as, contact, sustainable