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VOA常速英语新闻:国务卿约翰·克里的外交新风格(双语)

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约翰·克里一开始就说,他知道人们对自己的期望很高,克林顿称克里有参议院外交关系委员会工作的经历,因此很适合这个职位。
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From the start, John Kerry said he knew he had "big heels to fill" replacing Hillary Clinton. She said his service on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made him the right choice.
约翰·克里一开始就说,他知道人们对自己的期望很高,克林顿称克里有参议院外交关系委员会工作的经历,因此很适合这个职位。

"He has a view of the world that he has acted on, first as that young returning veteran from Vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman.
“克里最早是一位从越南归来的年轻士兵,然后进入委员会,尽管他担任主席时和当兵时风格很不一样,他可以说是一个有全球视野的人。”

On his first trip as secretary of state, this son of a foreign service family made clear his commitment to the men and women who carry out U.S. policy abroad.
在担任国务卿的首次访问中,出身外交之家的克里向在国外的美国男女士兵明确作出承诺。

"I have to tell you that the job you are engaged in is one of the greatest jobs in the world, and I am now privileged to share that journey with you.
“我必须要说的是,你们的工作是全世界最伟大的工作,我很荣幸和你们分享这段旅程。”

So how will John Kerry's time as Washington's top diplomat differ from Hillary Clinton's?
那么,约翰·克里担任华盛顿最高外交官的风格与希拉里·克林顿有何不同呢?

Steve Heydemann at the U.S. Institute of Peace says Clinton's early rivalry with Barack Obama put pressure on her to show loyalty to the president.
美国和平研究院的史蒂文·亨德曼说,克林顿因早期与巴拉克·奥巴马角逐过候选人资格,因此她必须向总统显示忠诚。

"She, I think, worked very hard to preserve the impression of consensus even though we now know that there were some important differences under the surface. It seems to me that Secretary Kerry has been more willing to push the boundaries of policy, to challenge the limits imposed by the White House.
“尽管我们知道内部存在很多重大差异,但克林顿必须努力维持表面上皆大欢喜的印象。而在我看来,国务卿克里更愿意突破界限,挑战白宫设定的限制。”

词汇解释

1.predecessor n. 前任,前辈

The new governor dismissed the staff that served his predecessor.
新州长将前任州长的职员全部解雇。

2.boundaries n. 边界,界线(boundary的复数形式);界限

Drug traffickers operate across national boundaries.
贩毒分子进行跨国贩毒活动。
 

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