【150511】第04期: Ex-official is arrested

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-05-11 12:11 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


因为想考翻译证,最近很喜欢看China Daily,也很喜欢把China Daily中颇有意思的新闻抄录下来练笔。

之前用茄子说的方法,把新闻中不懂的单词抄下来,以首字母排好,然后按字母顺序一个一个地背。这样在背完A字母的单词后,看新闻就不会再出现一个以A开头而我又不懂的单词了。这个方法听起来好像很玄乎,但真照着做了大半年,发现现在看新闻真的几乎没有一个不懂的以A开头的单词了。好神奇……

当然,我不是说茄子说这个方法真有多好,只是觉得把背单词和看新闻结合在一起,还挺有意思的,而且从某个奇怪的方面而言,可是相当有成就感的哦!因为新闻的用语比较固定,同一类话题中,单词出现的重复率可是相当高的哦!

熊孩子,趁着立夏的热量,开始学习吧!


Please write down your wild guess on words below, and check it out after you finish reading news.

tenterhooks

extradition


  

A former government official accused of embezzling nearly 100 million yuan ($15.4 million) has been sent back to China after Singapore canceled his permanent residency permit.


Li Huabo, a former financial official in Poyang, Jiangxi province, returned on Saturday and turned himself in to the police after four years on the run.


Li is the latest suspect from the country's list of 100 most wanted economic fugitives to be arrested. He faces charges of corruption, the People's Procuratorate of Shangrao, Jiangxi province, announced at Beijing International Airport on Saturday. He is said to be the second most important suspect on the list.


"I was on tenterhooks every day since I fled China on Jan 29, 2011," he said at the airport. "I often had nightmares, including ones where I was caught by the police and put into jail. I am willing to accept any decision made by the Chinese government."


Li is alleged to have misused his powers at Poyang's finance bureau to embezzle the money from the local government's infrastructure fund with former co-workers between 2006 and 2010. Prosecutors in Poyang say 29 million yuan was funneled into banks in Singapore.


The prosecution department filed a case against Li on Feb 13, 2011, and Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest 10 days later.


He was caught by police in Singapore at a casino on March 2, 2011, a month after he escaped from China.


However, the countries do not have an extradition treaty, and a complex series of talks followed about how he could be returned to China. Li and his family officially emigrated to Singapore and obtained permanent residency.


He was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a Singapore court for "dishonestly accepting stolen property" on July 10, 2014, and served 10 months. A total of 182,000 Singapore dollars ($137,000) confiscated by the authorities there has been returned to Poyang.


The Central Commission of Disciplinary Inspection, China's top anti-graft authority, said the list of 100 economic fugitives and the arrest warrants issued against them are part of an operation called Sky Net. The initiative began last month and targets officials suspected of corruption who are at large in foreign countries. The aim is to recover misappropriated money and assets.


The United States, Canada and Australia have become popular destinations for corrupt officials who have transferred millions of yuan overseas through money-laundering operations and underground banks.


Officials said China will continue to intensify cooperation with a wide range of countries to bring the suspects to justice.




Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.

tenterhooks

extradition 

 

Frankly speaking, it is not a good news, as the case of this corruped ex-official stands for a case of power-abusement before. Also it stands for the harm he had ever did to the people in our great nation. Furthermore, it is a kind of confession from the Chinese government on what she had done wrongly before. However, as the old saying, it is never too late to correct. So when the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection, as well as our government, does do the right thing, the doom would turn to be a deed.


答题区

1、What is the meaning of "extradition"?
2、Who will charge the ex-official's corruption?
3、What is the meaning of "tenterhooks"?
4、Which country would be the popular destination for corrupted officials?
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