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Among other key issues raised during Mr. Yi’s visit will be China’s presidency of the G20 group, which will (1) in the summit at Hangzhou next month. As the G20 host, Beijing holds the pen to the group’s outcome statement. The summit has the (2) to flare up, given that the U.S. will push strongly on matters concerning the SCS and WTO. Beijing’s handling of the summit will hold a candle to its (3) as a responsible power in the region.
Indian officials argue that China has been promoting its narrow interests in (4) forums. They cite recent discussions on the sidelines of BRICS meetings, where Chinese diplomats have aggressively promoted the idea of the collective as a (5) to the U.S.-led order. India is distinctly uncomfortable with pitching BRICS as an “anti-West” initiative. In meetings with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last month, Beijing nudged its allies into (6) the group’s declarations on the South China Sea. At the Russia-India-China foreign ministers’ trilateral meeting in April, China used the good offices of Moscow, the host, to draft a favourable statement on SCS. Then, India (7) in the false hope that China will respond positively on its NSG application. No such concessions can be expected any more from South Block, officials say. Mr. Yi will have to convince New Delhi that China’s G20 presidency will take the group’s agenda forward, rather than dragging the summit through its own concerns.
For his part, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be in (8) at Huangzhou, should be cautious in signing up to G20 language proposed by the U.S. to needle China. Just as Beijing will try to steer the G20 summit towards its own positions, the U.S. will exert pressure on the group to (9) its views on the WTO and the SCS. New Delhi would be wise not to be drawn into this war of words. Mr. Yi will be asked an all-important question on his arrival in India: whether China views ties with India as conditioned by its tense relationship with the U.S., or its growing economic and military links with Pakistan. His answer will be (10) to the future of the relationship.

  1. 1) provoke
    2) privilege
    3) culminate
    4) begin
    5) commence
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : culminate
    culminate – reach a climax or point of highest development.

  2. 1) potential
    2) cleaver
    3) shrewd
    4) intelligent
    5) lacking
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : potential

  3. 1) sincere
    2) reputation
    3) disreputableness
    4) tricky
    5) notoriety
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : reputation

  4. 1) instability
    2) wavering
    3) variability
    4) multilateral
    5) insecurity
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : multilateral

  5. 1) probability
    2) availability
    3) counterweight
    4) variability
    5) wavering
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : counterweight – a weight that balances another weight.

  6. 1) detaching
    2) manumitting
    3) emancipating
    4) liberating
    5) muzzling
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : muzzling – prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.

  7. 1) conceded
    2) denied
    3) chiseled
    4) refused
    5) prohibited
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : conceded

  8. 1) presence
    2) truancy
    3) vacancy
    4) absenteeism
    5) attendance
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : attendance

  9. 1) annihilate
    2) emit
    3) absorb
    4) spew
    5) disperse
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : absorb

  10. 1) loathe
    2) diligent
    3) trivial
    4) crucial
    5) inessential
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : crucial