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八月份 第 10 課

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  • US Inflation Tame But Consumers Worried
  • 美七月份通脹溫和但消費者仍擔憂
  •   U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July and actually declined around two percent from the same time a year ago.
  • 美國七月份消費者價格基本持平,比去年同期實際上還降低了大約 2 %。

  •   Friday's Labor Department report shows inflation dropping at the sharpest rate in decades.
  • 勞工部星期五的報告顯示,通貨膨脹率下降的速度為幾十年來最快。

  •   Some analysts say these readings show inflation is tame for the time being, which will allow the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates at historic lows.
  • 一些分析人士說,這些數據顯示,通貨膨脹暫時得到抑制,能讓美國央行可以維持利率的歷史低位。

  •   The Federal Reserve lowers interest rates to bolster the economy, but raises them to fight inflation.
  • 美國聯邦儲備局通過降低利率支援經濟發展,提高利率治理通貨膨脹。

  •   Inflation is being kept in check by the worst slump in consumer spending since 1980, which reduces demand for goods and services and gives companies less power to raise prices.
  • 1980 年以來,消費支出暴跌,通脹得到抑制,商品和服務的消費市場低迷,從而使企業無力提價。

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  • Former Chinese Lawmaker Executed for Rape, Gang Crimes
  • 前中國官員被判強姦罪和幫派犯罪
  •   A former member of China's national legislature has been executed for crimes, including raping schoolgirls and organizing a criminal gang.
  • 中國河南鎮平縣原副主席吳天喜已伏法,他的罪行包括強姦女學生和組織犯罪幫派。

  •   State media report Wu Tianxi was put to death in the city of Nanyang in Henan province on Thursday, after the Supreme People's Court upheld his sentence.
  • 據官方媒體報導說,吳天喜星期四在河南省南陽市已被執行死刑,之前吳天喜向法院上訴,但最高人民法院維持對他的原判。

  •   The 63-year-old was convicted of ordering associates to abduct more than 20 schoolgirls, some as young as 12 years old, and bring them to his office and hotel rooms.
  • 現年 63 歲的吳天喜因指使同夥挾持 20 個多名學生,其中包括年僅 12 歲的女學生,並把她們帶到辦公室和酒店房間供其姦淫而被定罪。

  •   Wu also was found guilty of leading a gang that carried out blackmail and engaged in illegal transfers and trades of land-use rights.
  • 吳天喜的罪行還包括領導黑社會幫派團夥,進行訛詐和從事非法轉讓和交易土地的使用權。

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