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十二月份 第 19 課

  • 歷史上的今天------>
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  • (2013-12-30)------

  • China Says more than 3 Million Hectares of Land Too Polluted to Farm
  • 中國官員:3 百多萬公頃農田污染過重不宜耕種
  •   A Chinese Cabinet official says about 3.33 million hectares of the country's farmland is too polluted to grow crops.
  • 一名中國內閣官員說,中國 333 萬公頃農田的污染程度過重,已經不宜耕種。

  •   Wang Shiyuan, vice-minister of land and resources, told a news briefing on Monday that the government is working on a long-range plan and expects to spend billions of dollars a year on a cleanup effort.
  • 中國國土資源部副部長王世元星期一在記者會上說,中國政府正在擬定一項長期計劃,預計每年將花費數十億美元來清除農田污染。

  •   The growth of Chinese industry, overuse of farm chemicals and lax environmental enforcement have left swathes of the countryside tainted by lead, cadmium, pesticides and other toxins.
  • 中國的工業發展、過度使用農業化學製劑以及疏於環境保護使得大片農田受到鉛、鎘、殺蟲劑以及其他污染物的損害。

  •   This year, inspectors found dangerous levels of cadmium, a cancer-causing metal, in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou.
  • 今年,檢查人員在廣州出售的大米中發現了會誘發癌症的鎘。

  •   The rice was grown in Henan, a major heavy metal-producing region.
  • 這些大米是河南省出產的,而河南是重金屬主要產地。


  • (2013-12-30)------

  • Japan Markets Close at 4 Decade High
  • 日本股市創 40 年最大增幅
  •   On the last trading day of 2013, Japanese shares closed at a 57 percent annual gain, their best annual performance since 1972.
  • 在 2013 年的最後一個交易日,日本股市年度增幅達到 57%,這是自 1972 年以來的最好表現。

  •   Analysts attribute the record to foreign investors jumping into the Japanese market after the government and central bank initiated policies that sent the yen plummeting against the dollar, making Japanese exports very popular.
  • 分析人士認為,日本股市的強勢應歸功於日本政府和中央銀行實行的政策使日元對美元的匯率大幅降低,促進了日本出口,外國投資大量注入日本市場。

  •   The Japanese currency has lost about a fifth of its values against the dollar since the start of the year.
  • 自今年年初以來,日本對美元的匯率降低了大約 20 %。

  •   The benchmark Nikkei average rose for a ninth day (to end 0.7 percent higher at 15,291.31) Monday, its longest winning streak since July of 2009.
  • 星期一,日經指數連續第九天上升,這是自 2009 年 7 月以來持續時間最長的漲勢。

  •   The big gains follow an aggressive economic stimulus by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  • 日本首相安倍晉三採取強有力的經濟刺激措施後,日本股市呈現強勢。

  •   As a country, Japan has the world's third-largest economy, behind the United States and China.
  • 日本是世界第三大經濟體,僅次於美國和中國。

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