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八月份 第 10 課

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  • Bridge in Hunan, China Collapses, 22 Killed
  • 中國湖南大橋坍塌 22 人喪生
  •   Chinese state media report that a nearly completed bridge in Hunan province has collapsed, killing 22 people.
  • 中國國營媒體報導,湖南省一座即將竣工的大橋坍塌,導致 22 人死亡。

  •   Authorities say the 320-meter-long bridge spanning the Tuojiang River collapsed Monday. Parts of the bridge landed on a highway below.
  • 有關當局說,這座 320 米長橫跨沱江的大橋星期一垮塌,部分橋體墜落在下面的高速公路上。

  •   Authorities say 22 people were injured and 46 are missing.
  • 當局說,有 22 人受傷、 46 人失蹤。

  •   One hundred-23 construction workers were on the bridge when it fell.
  • 橋體坍塌時有 123 名建築工人正在橋上施工。

  •   It is unclear what caused the collapse. The bridge was scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.
  • 目前還不清楚大橋坍塌的原因.該橋原計劃在這個月底竣工。

  •   Local authorities hoped it would draw tourists to the scenic area.
  • 當地有關當局期望這座大橋能為當地的風景區吸引更多的遊客。

  •   State media also reported that China will fix or rebuild six-thousand damaged or dangerous bridges.
  • 中國國營媒體還報導,中國將修繕或重建 6 千座受損或危險的橋樑。

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  • US Official: US Wants to Work with China on Slowing Climate Change
  • 美官員:美國希望與中國合作減緩氣候變化
  •   President Bush's top environmental advisor James Connaughton says the U.S. wants to work more closely with China on developing new technologies to slow climate change.
  • 美國總統布希的首席環境問題顧問康諾頓說,美國希望與中國進一步密切合作,共同開發減緩氣候變化的新技術。

  •   Connaughton told reporters in Beijing Tuesday that the U.S. is ready to assist China on financing innovative technology.
  • 康諾頓星期二在北京對記者說,美國準備幫助中國在創新技術方面的投資。

  •   He also said Washington could help Beijing develop standards and practices in environmental protection to ensure sustainable economic growth.
  • 他還說,美國可以幫助中國制訂環保標準和相關做法,確保經濟可持續增長。

  •   Connaughton has been meeting with Chinese officials to discuss a new framework for combatting climate change after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.
  • 康諾頓近來與中國官員開會討論制定一個京都議定書 2012 年到期之後的應對氣候變化的新框架。

  •   The protocol was adopted in 1997 to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by industrialized countries.
  • 限制工業化國家溫室氣體排放量的京都議定書在 1997 年獲得通過。

  •   The United Nations and Washington are holding high-level meetings with leading countries next month to discuss long-term plans to tackle global warming.
  • 聯合國和華盛頓計劃下個月與一些大國舉行高峰會談,討論應對全球變暖的長遠計劃。

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