Nov 21, 2011

VOA Special English News 72

President Obama is flying home after a nine-day Asia-Pacific trip that took him into Hawaii, Australia and to Indonesia where he had a meeting of East Asian leaders. Less hours before he left Indonesia, Mr. Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met to discuss economic issues. Administration officials said Mr. Obama called for China to change the value of its money. The two leaders also talked about freedom of sea transport in the South China Sea. Earlier Mr. Wen had warned against what he called "outside interference" in dispute over the South China Sea which also involve the Philippines, Vietnam and some other Asian countries.


My thought/opinion on this issue
China is getting bigger in economic and military power. Today's two country's relationship let me remind of the big countries described in "1984" by George Orwell.

1 comment:

ジョン said...

The 2 leader
--> The two leaders
From a stylistic point of view, it's said that it's better to spell out numbers that are less than ten. It's a not a hard-and-fast rule, but it's a guideline that I follow. Just food for thought.

And, yes, I can totally see where you're coming from regarding the U.S. and China's relationship reminding you of 1984.