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    Smile Doha Round Talks (for correction)

    Could someone please correct the text below? Thanks!

    News about the failure of Doha trading negotiation Tuesday afternoon went over all the Washington D.C. Both Democratic and Republican parties show rare solidarity on the US. trading policy.

    Both Democratic and Republican parties said in a voice that China and India should be responsible for disruption of the negotiation; and it is right that American representives didn't give in. This year,the two parties have been at odds about signing bilateral agreements between the US and Columnbus, and the US and South Korea respectively.

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    Default Re: Doha Round Talks (for correction)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Could someone please correct the text below? Thanks!

    News about the failure of the Doha trade negotiations on Tuesday afternoon spread all over Washington D.C. Both the Democratic and Republican parties showed/are showing (not sure) rare solidarity on the US. trading policy.

    Both the Democratic and Republican parties voiced their opinion that China and India should be responsible for the disruption of the negotiations; and it is right that American representives didn't give in (not sure what you are trying to say in this last clause). This year,the two parties have been at odds about signing bilateral agreements between the US and Columnbus, and the US and South Korea respectively.

    I think I cleared up a few things, but I'm sure someone else can offer some better input.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    Smile Re: Doha Round Talks (for correction)

    Hi colloquium,

    You’re very helpful. Thank you.

    and it is right that American representives didn't give in (not sure what you are trying to say in this last clause).
    I mean American negotiators didn’t make any concessions during the talks and the two parties thought it was right for that.

    Both the Democratic and Republican parties showed/are showing (not sure) rare solidarity on the US. trading policy
    I mean the two parties often disagree with each other’s policies but this time they show their unity.

    Both Democratic and Republican parties said in a voice that China and India should be responsible for disruption of the negotiation;
    I remember the idiom wrong. I mean “ with a voice” rather than “in a voice”

    This year,the two parties have been at odds about signing bilateral agreements between the US and Columnbus, and the US and South Korea.
    I think the sentence is very clumsy but I don’t how to write. Could you or someone else recast it? Two "the US" repeat.

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    Default Re: Doha Round Talks (for correction)

    Both Democratic and Republican parties said in a voice that China and India should be responsible for disruption of the negotiation;
    spoke with one voice/expressed the same opinion


    This year,the two parties have been at odds about signing bilateral agreements between the US and Columnbus, and the US and South Korea.
    This year,the two parties have been at odds about US signing bilateral agreements with Columnbus and with South Korea.

    Haven't heard of this country called Columbus but I know it's a city in US.

    not a teacher

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    Smile Re: Doha Round Talks (for correction)

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    This year,the two parties have been at odds about US signing bilateral agreements with Columnbus and with South Korea.
    Great. It is flowing now.

    Haven't heard of this country called Columbus but I know it's a city in US.
    Sorry. I refer to Colombia.

    Thank you very much, Tedtmc.

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