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How Do Americans, Chinese See the Other?

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met this week over (1)________________________.
While they report (2)____________________ over major disagreements, what do average citizens in those countries think about each other?
A study by the Pew Research Center offers some answers.
Only 38 percent of Americans said they have a (3)_________________ of China, according to a 2015 Pewsurvey.
And in China, only 44 percent of (4)__________________ gave the United States a positive rating.
Americans expressed concern about the large amount of U.S. (5)___________________ China and (6)___________________________ to China. Last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said China held $1.2 trillion in U.S. government debts.
People polled in China said they believe the United States is (7)___________________ China from becoming as powerful as the U.S.
The views (8)__________________ the tensions between the nations’ leaders.
The United States has opposed China’s construction of (9)__________________ and military facilities along the disputed South China Sea. And there have been disagreements over how to (10)__________________________ North Korean nuclear and missile tests.
A (11)_____________________ from U.S. and China after Thursday’s Obama-Xi meeting said both countries agreed to work together on nuclear security. The Obama administration said China has (12)_______________________ to protest recent North Korean nuclear tests.
But Xi (13)______________________ to a new missile defense system for South Korea, according to Chinese media reports. Such a system (14)____________________ by U.S. and South Korean leaders to protect South Korea from a North Korean attack.
At the start of his meeting with Xi, Obama said, “(15)_______________________ to both of us is North Korea’s (16)________________ of nuclear weapons, which threatens the security and stability of the region.”
Xi said China and the United States “(17)__________________________ to work together.”
As for issues (18)____________________ nations, Xi said both sides could “seek active solutions through dialogue and (19)____________________.”
The two leaders met during a (20)______________________ on nuclear security in Washington, D.C.
I'm Bruce Alpert.
Bruce Alpert reported on this story for VOA Learning English. Kathleen Struck was the editor.
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Words in this Story

survey – n. an activity in which many people are asked questions in order to gather information about what most people do or think about something
positive adj. good of useful
pollv. an activity in which several or many people are asked a question or a series of questions in order to get information about what most people think about something
reflect v.  to make known your opinion
artificialadj. not natural or real
facilityn. a building or large piece of equipment built for a specific purpose
pursuit - n. seeking to get or do something
stabilityn. the quality or state of something that is not easily changed or likely to change

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