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CNN News:加泰罗尼亚问题再度升温 独立与否何去何从

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CNN News:加泰罗尼亚问题再度升温 独立与否何去何从
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That`s our first story today on CNN 10. I`m Carl Azuz and we`re glad to have you watching.

下面播报CNN学生新闻的头条消息。我是卡尔·阿祖兹。欢迎您收看。

There`s a special session being held Tuesday in the parliament of Catalonia. This is a region of Spain and officially part of the country, though Catalonia has its own government. And the big question at the meeting, will Catalonia`s leader formally declare independence from Spain?

本周二加泰罗尼亚议会召开了一项特殊的会议。加泰罗尼亚属于西班牙的一个地区,尽管加泰罗尼亚有自己的政府,但是正式而言其属于西班牙的一部分。在会议中最重要的问题是,该地区的负责人是否会正式宣布加泰罗尼亚脱离西班牙独立?

The region held a controversial vote on October 1st, and the vast majority of those who cast a ballot voted for Catalonia to be independent. There was some uncertainty about the result. Turnout was a relatively low 43 percent of Catalan voters.

10月1日加泰罗尼亚举行了投票,引发争议。绝大多数人投票支持加泰罗尼亚独立。但是对于选票的结果还有很多不确定性。但是结果表明,相对而言,只有43%的人不支持独立。

The Spanish government opposed the vote. It was declared illegal by Spain`s highest court and there was a crackdown by the Spanish national police who raided polling stations and fired rubber bullets. More than 800 people were injured, including at least 13 police officers.

西班牙政府反对投票。西班牙最高法院宣布此投票是非法行为,西班牙的警方对投票站进行了突袭,并发射塑胶弹。最终导致800多人受伤,其中包括至少13名警察。

Why do some Catalans want independence? Those in favor say they have a distinct culture from the rest of Spain and the region of Catalonia is wealthy. It contributes much more in taxes to Spain than it gets back from the government.

为什么加泰隆人希望独立呢?因为支持独立的人和其他的西班牙人拥有不同的文化,同时,加泰罗尼亚地区很富裕。与从西班牙政府获得的福利相比,加泰罗尼亚对西班牙政府贡献的税收更多。

But if it breaks way, it could lose banks and businesses. It could lose its membership in the European Union and the World Trade Organization, which could all hurt Catalonia`s economy. And the nation of Spain, which has 17 regions altogether, could face independence movements from others if Catalonia separates.

但是如果加泰罗尼亚脱离西班牙独立,其在银行和企业方面会造成损失。同时也会失去在欧盟和世贸组织中的资格,而这些都对加泰罗尼亚的经济不利。西班牙,共有17个地区,如果加泰罗尼亚成功独立,那么其他地区也会发生独立运动。

Several Europeans officials have said Catalonia should stay part of Spain. Since the vote, there have been rallies in favor of an independent Catalonia. There have been rallies against Catalonian independence and there have been some gatherings in which people want the two sides to work things out without a confrontation.

几位欧洲官员表示,加泰罗尼亚应该继续以西班牙的一部分而存在。自从选举之后,一直有民众集会反对独立,同是也有民众举行集会希望双方在不冲突的情况下解决问题,

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