【150630】第37期: Abe's comments draw fire

绝望罗勒 (布丁小葵) 资深达人
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发表于:2015-06-30 13:26 [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!

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


Abe's comments draw fire

Beijing demanded on Monday that Tokyo explain reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's security legislation is directed at China.
Japan's Gendai Business weekly reported on Monday that Abe said at a meal with high-ranking media figures earlier this month that Japan's "security policy bills are targeted at China in the South China Sea".
Abe was quoted as saying that Japan should exercise the right of collective self-defense and side with the United States against China in the South China Sea.
Gendai Business reported that the prime minister's office had warned media attending the meal not to report the remarks, so certain journalists at the meal who are worried about the legislation sent the information to the magazine and other media.
The reports drew a swift rebuke from Beijing. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "We have noticed the report. If it is confirmed true, we believe Japan should issue an explanation and clarification."
Hua said people should remain on "high alert" about the aims behind Japan's recent moves, including changing its security policies, revising its Constitution and expanding its armed forces, as well as creating tensions in the South China Sea, in which Japan has no territorial claims.
"We urge Japan to learn from the lessons of history, follow the path of peaceful development and act prudently on military and security affairs to avoid making the same mistakes," Hua said.
A survey released by Japan's Nikkei business daily on Monday found the proportion of voters opposed to Abe's administration rose to 40 percent over doubts about the security policy. It is the highest ratio since Abe retook office in 2012.
Abe has vowed to enact legislation to implement a historic defense policy shift this summer. But 56 percent of voters oppose his plan to end a self-imposed ban on exercising the right of collective self-defense, or militarily aiding a friendly country under attack. That could allow Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since Tokyo's defeat in World War II.
Eighty-one percent of those polled said the government's explanation for the change has been insufficient.
Japan has vowed to join countries that have territorial disputes with China to contain Beijing.
Last week, Japan held a joint drill with the Philippines in the South China Sea and had its military patrol planes fly over areas claimed by China.
"Whether or not the report about Abe's remarks is true, it is apparent that Japan has moved on to join the US to contain China in the South China Sea," said Wang Ping, a researcher on Japanese studies with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
As for Japan's domestic objection to security legislation, Wang said the bills violate Japan's postwar pacifist Constitution.
"So that has drawn opposition from ordinary people, law scholars, opposition parties and all the forces cherishing peace," she said.




Sentence-Making: Please make sentences with words below.
rebuke
contain
patrol


Franking speaking, I think it's quite ridiculous for Abe, a nation leader, to say things like that in the faces of paparazzi. I suppose it would be the last thing Japanese would do to adhere its fate to some super power and act every measure under instructions from other countries. Also I am quite curious on Japan's comprehensive power to contain China after being defeated during the WWII. However, on the other hand, to have a neighbor like Japan may not be a bad thing. It teaches us how to be alert even if in the peaceful time and stimulates us to be united so as to safeguard ourselves by fast economic growth, by rational political reform and by clean governance.


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1、What is the meaning of "rebuke"?
2、What is the meaning of "contain" in the news?
3、What does "patrol" refer to in the news?

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