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CNN英语新闻:我国启动单独二胎政策(mp3)

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A change to its population policy for the world's most populated country, that is where we start this new week on CNN STUDENT NEWS.

China introduced its so-called one-child policy in the late 1970s.

It's been credited with helping to control China's population growth.

It's also been criticized for forcing parents to make difficult personal choices, or in some cases face huge fines.

The policy said that in urban areas, parents could only have one child, although there were some exceptions.

The new rule says that if either parent is an only child, then they are eligible to have two children of their own.

One reason for the change, economics.

In China, many people care for their elderly relatives,

so a single child could end up being financially responsible for parents and grandparents.

This new policy could help with that.

Another reason, China says it wants to improve human rights.

That's also why it says it's getting rid of its labor camps.

Since 1957, Chinese authorities could hold people in these camps without a trial.

Now, China's government is expected to shut the camps down.

In the Philippines, some people haven't had shelter or electricity for more than a week since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the island nation.

Watch this. You're going to see a wall of water come rushing in.

That was the storm surge from Haiyan.

The seawater that comes rushing on the shore.

Officials say with storms like this, typhoons and hurricanes, the storm surge is usually the biggest threat to lives and property.

Many Filipinos are in desperate need of food and supplies.

The United States, the United Kingdom and other countries are part of the relief efforts.

Now, some of that aid is finally reaching the victims.

Amid all the chaos of the last week or so, there are signs now that the relief operation could be getting under way in earnest.

For about three hours now, a line has been forming.

It's now several hundred meters long, of people who have come from the surrounding area.

Some of them walking for up to an hour.

They say that they have to walk, because bus fares, transport fares have increased five- fold in some cases, and they are coming now for the first time to receive some food aid.

A developing story when we produced this show yesterday.

Severe weather ripping through parts of the Midwestern United States.

One meteorologist said 26 states and more than 100 million people could have been affected.

In Northern Indiana, the National Weather Service sent out this message.

"The worst decision you could make today is to ignore a severe or tornado warning."

These storms will be nasty.

You can see why in some of these videos.

Wind gusts up to 86 miles per hour in some spots.

Nearly 50, 5-0, 50 tornadoes were reported by Sunday afternoon.

At least one person was killed as a result of the severe weather, and the storms left behind extensive damage.

A storm chaser told CNN that the storms were moving so fast, it was hard for him and his crew to keep up.

It's time for the shoutout.

What is meant by the suffix -itis?

If you think you know it, then shout it out.

Is it contagious, feverish, infected or inflamed?

You got 3 seconds, go.

Itis refers to an inflammation like bronchitis or tonsillitis.

That's your answer and that's your shoutout.
 

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