中韩关系回到正常轨道China & South Korea get relations back on track
China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been maintaining communications on the Korean Peninsula issue through diplomatic channels, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry Tuesday.
"Enhancing communication and cooperation is in accordance with the common interests of China and the ROK. Both sides agree to bring communication and cooperation in various fields back on the normal track as soon as possible," a ministry press release said.
"The ROK made it clear that the deployment of THAAD in the ROK will not target any third country, and will not harm China's strategic security and interests," the release said.
"The Chinese side takes note of the ROK's stance and hopes the ROK side will properly handle the relevant issues," the release said. "Both sides agreed to keep communication through military-to-military channels."
The release also made clear China's concerns about the ROK's participation in US-led missile defense networks, any additional THAAD deployment, and on trilateral military cooperation between the ROK, Japan and the United States.
"The ROK side also expressed its stance, which the ROK government has clarified in public before," the release said.
Korean Peninsula 朝鲜半岛
Chinese Foreign Ministry 中国外交部
in accordance with 依照；与…一致
common interests 共同利益
THAAD 战区高空区域防御系统（Terminal High Altitude Area Defense，又称萨德）
bring …back on the normal track 把…拉回正常发展轨道
make clear 解释清楚；明确表示；澄清
take note of 注意到
missile defense networks 导弹防御网络
Abe re-elected PM
Abe, who has been Japanese prime minister since December 2012, was reelected Wednesday by voting in both chambers of the Diet at a special parliamentary session, following the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's sweeping victory in the Oct. 22 lower house election.
At a press conference following the launch of Abe's new cabinet which saw the premier retaining all his ministers, Abe reiterated his commitment to addressing Japan's population aging and low birthrate, what he had previously termed as the biggest challenges facing Japan.
He said that he would announce in early December an economic stimulus package worth 2 trillion yen to bolster education and social welfare programs including free preschool education and day care services for children aged between three and five.
As for his long-term goal of revising the pacifist Constitution, Abe said there is no time schedule yet, adding that he would like to work on building a consensus with opposition forces.
Abe's goal of constitutional reform has been opposed by the majority of Japanese people according to previous polls, and by opposition forces that are gearing up to block the prime minister's such efforts.
the Diet （日本、丹麦、巴西等国的）国会
special parliamentary session 特别国会
sweeping victory 大获全胜，压倒性胜利
lower house 下议院，众议院
population aging 人口老龄化
commitment to 恪守…承诺，致力于…
economic stimulus package 经济刺激方案
day care service 日托服务
pacifist Constitution 和平宪法
build a consensus with 与…达成共识
constitutional reform 宪制改革
gear up 增速，提高效率
JFK Assassination Records
President Donald Trump on Thursday delayed the release of some documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy for further review on national security grounds, while allowing the National Archives topost over 2,800 other pages.
The White House set a deadline of April 26 for the release of those documents.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said the redactions were meant to protect information that would “harm national security - including the names of CIA assets and current and former CIA officers, as well as specific intelligence methods and partnerships that remain viable to protecting the nation today.”
The U.S. Congress passed the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act in 1992 that ordered the publication of the assassination files, setting a 25-year deadline that ran out on October 26.
Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President, was shot dead on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald, an American former U.S. Marine, who was accused of the shooting, was killed two days later by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby. The assassination has spawned numerous conspiracy theories.
national security 国家安全
on the grounds of 由于…的原因
the National Archives 美国国家档案馆
make public 公布，披露，公之于众
the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 美国中央情报局（简称“中情局”）
the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act 《肯尼迪总统刺杀纪录搜集法案》
run out 用完；耗尽；跑出；到期；伸向
U.S. Marine 美国海军陆战队
be accused of 被指控，被控告犯有…
conspiracy theory 阴谋论
Manhattan Truck Attack
A man in a rented pickup truck plowed down pedestrians and cyclists on Manhattan's West Side Highway bike path along the Hudson River on Tuesday, killing at least eight and injured 11 in what Mayor de Blasio called an act of terror.
The truck veered left toward Chambers Street, where it collided with a small school bus, injuring two adults and two children inside.
The driver was shot and arrested by police after getting out of the truck with the pellet and paintball guns while shouting “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for “God is good”, police sources said.
Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. He's from Uzbekistan in Central Asia and came to the US legally in 2010.
President Trump tweeted his “condolences and prayers” to the victims of the attack. Despite the carnage, the Village Halloween Parade in Lower Manhattan still went on, said the police.
pickup truck 敞蓬小型载货卡车，皮卡车
plow n.犁 v.耕地，破浪前进，开路
Hudson River 哈德逊河
veer n.转向 v.转向，改变立场
pellet gun 弹丸枪
paintball gun 彩弹枪
Village Halloween Parade 万圣节游行
Lower Manhattan 曼哈顿下城
UNESCO Medal on Space Science
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, presented the UNESCO Medal on Space Science to four laureates during the 1st edition of the award ceremony held on Friday at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris.
Among the four laureates is China's first man sent to space, Yang Liwei. Unable to attend the ceremony himself, Yang Liwei was represented by Shen Yang, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO at the ceremony.
In a message delivered by Shen on his behalf, Yang Liwei recalled October 2003 when the world witnessed the success of China's first manned space mission that opened a new era of China's manned space program and made contributions to the human exploration into the unknown.
The three other scientific laureates of the 2017 edition are Valentina Tereshkova, the Russian cosmonaut and first woman in space, Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez, the first Cuban in space, and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese commander of International Space Station (ISS).
The UNESCO Medal on Space Science, established on June 29, 2017 is awarded to honor prominent scientists, public figures and organizations for their contributions to the development of space science.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
permanent delegate 常驻代表，常任代表
on one’s behalf 代表某人
manned space mission 载人航天
International Space Station (ISS) 国际空间站
public figure 公众人物，社会名人
Alibaba founder, Jack Ma has secured a starring role in the short film "Gongshoudao," which translates to "The Art of Attack and Defence."
As well as Jet Li, Ma will appear in the film with other famous martial artists, including Wu Jing and Star Wars: Rouge One actor Donnie Yen. Li is producing the movie, and none of the actors in "Gongshoudao" took a paycheck for their roles in the movie.
In the film, Ma will practice tai chi, something which the billionaire will be familiar with since he has been studying since 1988. The movie is aimed to promote the traditional Chinese martial art as well as the positive philosophy it embodies.
"Gongshoudao" is scheduled to come out on November 11, also known as Singles' Day in China, and will be available on Chinese video platform Youku.
starring role 主演的角色
martial artist 武术家
take the paycheck 领薪水
practice tai chi 打太极
Chinese martial art 中国武术
come out 出版，出现，初次登台