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十月份 第 07 課

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  • (2013-10-09)------

  • Chinese Court to Hear Bo Xilai Appeal
  • 中國法庭將受理薄熙來的上訴
  •   A Chinese court says disgraced former politician Bo Xilai will be allowed to appeal his conviction on bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
  • 一家中國法院說,薄熙來將被准許就其被判受賄、貪污和濫用職權罪名成立的裁決提出上訴。

  •   The high court in the eastern province of Shandong said Wednesday that Bo "refused to accept the decision" at his trial last month, which resulted in a sentence of life in prison.
  • 山東省高級法院星期三說,薄熙來拒絕接受上月法庭做出的裁決;薄熙來被判處無期徒刑。

  •   The statement did not say when the appeal would be heard.
  • 山東省高級法院沒有說明對薄熙來上訴進行審理的日期。

  •   But observers say it is unlikely to succeed, since China's top leaders have already decided Bo's fate.
  • 但觀察人士說,由於中國高層領導人已經決定了薄熙來的命運,他的上訴不大可能獲得成功。


  • (2013-10-09)------

  • Obama: US Has Always Paid Its Bills
  • 歐巴馬:美國從不拖欠債務
  •   President Barack Obama tried to reassure the world Tuesday that the United States has always paid its bills, as the country faces a deadline to raise the debt ceiling.
  • 美國總統歐巴馬星期二試圖使世界放心,美國雖然面臨著提高債務上限的最後期限,但美國從不拖欠債務。

  •   Mr. Obama told journalists Tuesday that remarks from Congress indicating a debt default may not damage the world economic recovery make investors nervous.
  • 歐巴馬星期二對記者說,國會傳出的有關債務違約可能不會損害全球經濟的說法使投資者感到緊張。

  •   He called on Congress to hold a clean vote on raising the debt ceiling -- a vote with no other issues attached.
  • 他(歐巴馬) 敦促國會就提高債務上限的議案進行表決,議案中不應附帶任何其他問題。

  •   Mr. Obama also appealed to Congress to pass a clean spending bill and reopen the government -- now in its second week of a shutdown.
  • 歐巴馬還呼籲眾議院通過一項不附加任何條件的預算案,使政府恢復運轉;美國政府關閉已進入第二個星期。

  •   Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he is disappointed the president is refusing to negotiate on the debt limit or a spending bill.
  • 共和黨籍的眾議院議長貝納說,他對歐巴馬拒絕就債務上限以及開支議案進行談判感到失望。

  •   He said this is not the American system of government.
  • 他表示,這不是美國政府體系的行事方式。

  •   Boehner said the debt limit has always been fair game for bargaining, and he said the United States cannot keep spending money it does not have.
  • 貝納說,債務上限一直是一個得到公平談判的問題;他還說,美國不能繼續花自己沒有的錢。

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