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八月份 第 20 課

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  • China to Launch Corruption Probe Into Former Senior Politician: Report
  • 南華早報:中國當局對周永康展開腐敗調查
  •   A Hong Kong newspaper says China has decided to start a corruption investigation into retired politician Zhou Yongkang, who until last year was one of the country's elite leaders.
  • 一家香港報紙說,中國當局已經決定對退休的政界高層人物周永康展開腐敗調查;直到去年,周永康還是中國的高層領導人之一。

  •   The South China Morning Post on Friday said the decision to launch the investigation was confirmed by sources "familiar with the leadership thinking" of China's Communist Party.
  • 南華早報星期五說,“熟悉中共思維方式” 的消息人士證實了有關對周永康展開調查的決定。

  •   The 70-year-old Zhou was a member of the elite Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest governing body, from 2007 to 2012.
  • 現年 70 歲的周永康於 2007 年至 2012 年擔任中共中央政治局常委;中共中央政治局是中國的最高決策機構。

  •   He also oversaw China's sprawling state security apparatus.
  • 他(周永康) 還曾擔任中國龐大的安保系統的主管。

  •   China's government has not commented on any investigation.
  • 中國政府尚未對有關調查周永康的消息發表評論。

  •   If confirmed, it would be the first time in decades that the party has investigated economic crimes by a former or current Standing Committee member.
  • 如果消息得到證實,這將是中共幾十年來首次因經濟犯罪對一名前任或現任政治局常委進行調查。

  •   Joseph Cheng, a professor of political science at the City University of Hong Kong, tells VOA he thinks it is not likely that President Xi Jinping, who just came to power last year, would pursue graft charges against such a prominent, well-connected ex-official.
  • 香港城市大學政治學教授鄭宇碩對美國之音說,他認為,去年才掌權的國家主席習近平不大可能會尋求對這樣一位名聲顯赫而且人脈廣的前官員提出腐敗指控。

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  • Nearly 5,000 Firefighters Battling California Wildfire
  • 近 5 千名消防人員試圖撲滅加州野火
  •   Firefighters in ((the western U.S. state of)) California say inaccessible, steep terrain and extreme fire behavior are hampering efforts to contain a massive wildfire that is threatening a famous national park.
  • 美國西部加利福尼亞州的消防人員表示,人跡罕至、地勢險峻以及極強的火勢阻礙消防隊員控制大規模野火火勢的努力;這場野火正威脅著一個著名的國家公園。

  •   Nearly 5,000 firefighters are battling the Rim Fire but have had to rely heavily on aircraft to slow the spread of the fire.
  • 將近 5,000 名消防隊員正與這場稱為 “環火” 的大火拼搏,且不得不依賴飛機來減緩火勢的蔓延。

  •   The U.S. Forest Service said Friday the massive blaze has swelled to more than 800 square kilometers and consumed about 82,000 hectares of land, including some of Yosemite National Park.
  • 美國林務局星期五表示,熊熊的大火波及 800 多平方公里的地區,燒燬了大約 82,000 公頃的土地,其中包括優勝美地國家公園的部份地區。

  •   The fire is about one-third contained.
  • 大約三分之一的火勢已經得到控制。

  •   Authorities are using an unmanned military Predator drone, similar to those used in Afghanistan, to provide information on new fires they would otherwise not be able to see.
  • 當局使用一架類似於美軍在阿富汗使用的無人駕駛的軍機,來提供有關新的火勢的資訊,否則他們無法觀察全面的火勢。

  •   The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters expect to fully contain the Rim Fire by September 20.
  • 美國林務局說,消防隊員預計於 9 月 20 號以前能全面控制環火的火勢。

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