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CNN英语新闻:美军指挥官表示美国已经准备好帮助盟友(双语)

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一名美国海军上将表示朝鲜和韩国、朝鲜和美国之间的紧张局势远远高于过往的60年。
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As we start this Wednesday edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS, we're taking you to the Korean peninsula .
作为这周三我们CNN学生新闻的开始,我们带你去朝鲜半岛。

An American admiral says the tension between North and South Korea, and between North Korea and the U.S. is higher than it's been in the past 60 years.
一名美国海军上将表示朝鲜和韩国、朝鲜和美国之间的紧张局势远远高于过往的60年。

Here's some of the latest in this story.
这里有一些最新报道。

South Korean officials say North Korea could be getting ready to test-fire a missile.
韩国官员称朝鲜可能准备试射导弹。

They think it could happen as early as today.
他们认为最有可能就在今天。

The North gave a warning yesterday to foreigners in South Korea.
朝鲜昨天给在韩国的外国人发布警告。

It told them to find shelter , or leave the country in case an armed conflict started.
他们被通知寻找掩体,或者离开这个国家以防武装冲突爆发。

American commanders say the U.S. is ready to help defend its friends in the region, like South Korea.
美军指挥官表示美国已经准备好帮助捍卫在该地区像韩国这样的盟友。

Another one of those U.S. allies , Japan, says it's putting missile defense systems around Tokyo.
另一位美国的盟友日本表示其在东京周围布设导弹防御系统。

That would help it protect against a possible North Korean missile test.
这将帮助抵御可能的朝鲜导弹试验。

North Korea's economy is in bad shape.
朝鲜的经济状况十分糟糕。

Its manufacturing industry started crumbling decades ago.
其制造业几十年前就开始摇摇欲坠。

The nation isolates itself from most of the rest of the world, so it doesn't have many trading partners.
由于这个国家从世界大多数国家中孤立自己,所以并没有太多的贸易伙伴。

Officials estimate that North Koreans face regular food shortages.
官员们估计朝鲜面临通常食物短缺问题。

Twenty-five percent of the country's people don't have enough to eat, and a military conflict can be expensive.
这个国家百分之二十五的人口没有足够的食物,而一次军事冲突代价十分昂贵。

So, how does North Korea take in money?
因此朝鲜如何花钱?

Chris Lawrence looks at some ways.
克里斯·劳伦斯会从某些方面看待这一问题。

When it comes to selling technology, the launch-pad is Kim Jong-un's show room.
当谈到销售技术,发射台就是金正恩的秀台。

And the missile test doubles as a marketing tool.
而两次的导弹试验作为一种营销工具。

It's telling other countries, look what you could have also—for a price.
这是告诉其他国家,看看你会付出何代价。

Libya and Iran have been willing clients,
利比亚和伊朗一直是愿意的客户,

but former U.S. intelligence official Joe DeTrani says sanctions have cut into sales.
但美国前情报官员乔·狄特拉尼表示制裁已经分割成销售。

Kim is profiting off illegal weapons, but brings in 20 to 100 million dollars less than his father.
金正日从非法武器中获利,但比他的父亲少2千万至1亿美元。

How important is money to Kim Jong-un?
金钱对于金正恩而言有多重要?

Money is key.
金钱就是关键。

He's got to keep the elites happy.
他必须保持精英们快乐。

North Korea has its own version of the one percent.
朝鲜有百分之一其自己的版本。

Kim needs that money stream to keep them on his side.
金需要这些钱来维持自己。

Fortunately for Kim, North Korea has legal goods and a willing trade partner right next door.
令金正恩幸运的是,朝鲜有合法商品而且就在隔壁有一个愿意的贸易伙伴。

词语解释

1.peninsula n.半岛

a long piece of land that sticks out from a larger area of land into the sea or into a lake

His house is located on the tip of the peninsula.
他的房子位于半岛的顶端。

2.shelter n.避难所;庇护

a building designed to give protection from bad weather, danger, or attack

The refugees' main requirements are food and shelter.
难民的主要必需品是食物和住所。

3.ally n.同盟国;同盟者

a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one, especially during a war

The ally of the working class was the peasantry.
工人阶级的同盟军是农民阶级。

4.manufacture n.制造;制造业

to produce goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines

This firm manufactures cars.
这家公司生产汽车。

5.sanction n.批准;约束力

an official order, such as the stopping of trade, that is taken against a country in order to make it obey international law

The minister can only act in this matter with the sanction of Parliament.
部长只有得到国会批准才能就此事采取行动。

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