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VOA常速英语新闻:缅甸希望美国订单帮助振兴针织业(双语)

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自从10年前美国制裁使得这家纺织厂关门以来,这是Aung Win首次回到这家工厂。
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This is the first time Aung Win has returned to a former textile factory since U.S. sanctions forced it to close down a decade ago.
自从10年前美国制裁使得这家纺织厂关门以来,这是Aung Win首次回到这家工厂。

The vice chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturer's Association says the factory used to produce polo shirts and other knit clothing for American retail giants such as Kmart and Walmart.
缅甸服装制造商协会副主席说,这家工厂以前为诸如凯马特和沃尔玛等美国零售巨头生产马球衫等针织服装。

But, when U.S. orders stopped, he says more than half of Burma's 300 textile factories closed down and thousands of jobs were lost.
他说自美国停止下单后,缅甸的300家纺织厂有一半以上已经关闭,并失去数千个工作岗位。

"The quantity that we are receiving for these last few years the order quantity is small and the style is so many. So, everyone is waiting for the U.S. order because the quantity is big," Aung Win said. "So, the factory can make more money.
“我们过去几年收到的订单很少,而风格又很多。所以大家都在等待美国的订单,因为美国的订单量大,这样工厂才能赚大钱。”

Most of the remaining manufacturers switched to supplying Korean and Japanese markets.
目前仅存的制造商大多转为向韩国和日本市场提供产品。

That has kept the industry afloat, but many acknowledge Asian suppliers have looser factory labor standards that may not meet U.S. requirements.
这样纺织业才得以幸存,但许多人承认,亚洲供应商降低了工厂的劳工标准,恐怕无法满足美国的要求。

 词汇解释

1. textile n. 纺织品,织物

All the textile prices have been marked down.
所有的纺织品都减价了。

2.afloat a.(经济上)应付自如的(地),免于经济困难的(地);无债务的(地);有偿付能力的(地)

His business is facing difficulties, but it is staying afloat.
他的生意遇到一些困难,但还能维持。
 

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