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How Belgium became a drawcard for spies and a gateway for Chinese espionage

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: EPA-EFE

drawcard [ˈdrɔːkɑːrd] n. 卖座的节目
gateway 大门口; 门道; 出入口; (通往其他地区的) 门户; 途径; 方法; 手段;
espionage [ˈespiənɑːʒ] n. 间谍;间谍活动;刺探
a suspected Chinese spy was extradited to the US  [ˈekstrədaɪtɪd] 一个被怀疑是中国间谍的人被引渡到美国
commit economic espionage 执行经济间谍活动
aviation [ˌeɪviˈeɪʃn] n. 航空;飞行术;飞机制造业
GE Aviation 通用航空
den [den] n. 贼窝,私室;兽穴,窝巢;小房间  it’s a den of spies 间谍窝。
operative 起作用的; service was no longer operative。
特工人员,Naturally the CIA wants to protect its operatives. 中央情报局当然想保护自己的特工人员。
chessboard 棋盘
Host to the European Union’s institutions and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, Belgium is an alluring draw card for aspiring espionage-makers.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [æt’læntɪk] 北约 NATO
alluring [əˈlʊərɪŋ] adj. 诱惑的,诱人的;迷人的,吸引人的
Image result for alluring Alexandra Daddarioaspiring  adj. 有抱负的;追求…的;高耸的
mingle  [ˈmɪŋɡl] v. 交际,,混合
a major and growing concern 一个主要而且越来越受到人们关注
Chinese mission to the EU  中国驻EU的使团 sovereignty [ˈsɒvrənti] Schengen area [‘ʃeŋən]  申根区
indictment [ɪnˈdaɪtmənt] n. 起诉书;控告
Image result for indictmentallegedly  [əˈledʒɪdli]  adv. 依其申述;据说,据称
alias [ˈeɪliəs] 化名
at sb’s expense 由某人出钱
academia [ˌækəˈdiːmiə]  n. 学术界;学术生涯
complacency [kəmˈpleɪsnsi] n. 自满;满足;自鸣得意
A fractured political system makes it harder to craft a unified strategy.
adopt a sceptical stance [ˈskeptɪkl] [stæns] 怀疑的立场
pragmatic [præɡˈmætɪk] adj. 实际的;实用主义的
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influence peddling n. (从政者的) 以权谋利,索贿;
ruling coalition  执政联盟 [ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃn]
Image result for ruling coalitionfacial recognition  人脸识别
cybersecurity 网络安全
attuned [əˈtjuːnd] adj. 理解的;音感好的
He seemed unusually attuned to people’s feelings. 他似乎格外善解人意。
bid for a stake  竞投股份
dossier [ˈdɒsieɪ] n. 档案,卷宗;病历表册
Image result for dossier bilateral relationship 双边关系  [ˌbaɪˈlætərəl]

 

EU makes deeper economic ties with China a priority – WSJ

wary [ˈweəri] adj. 谨慎的;机警的;惟恐的;考虑周到的 be wary of
比较级是 warier
bloc [blɒk] n.(政治利益一致的) 国家集团;
trade practices 贸易惯例(制度)
hard power 硬实力,尤指军事实力
political rift 政治裂痕 rift n. 裂缝;不和;[木] 裂口
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Europe Is Terrified of Digital Currencies in the U.S. and China—But Can’t Manage to Develop Its Own
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homegrown  本国产的
homebred software 国产软件
digitial currency 数字货币
European pushback has already dealt a blow to Facebook’s global ‘stablecoin’ project Libra—and U.S. companies such as Visa and Mastercard could be among the next to feel a chill.
deal a blow 给与打击
pushback n. 回推;(对政策、规范等的)抗拒、反对;(对改变、计划等的)消极的回应;飞机推迟起飞
weaponize its dominance of the global financial system
monetary power 货币强权 [ˈmʌnɪtri] gave his sternest warning 最严正的警告
cutting-edge innovation 尖端创新
unsuited  adj. 不适宜的;不合适的
front-end 前端的,the front-end of the payments infrastructure
punitive measures 惩罚措施 [ˈpjuːnətɪv] within the contours of EU law and policy [ˈkɒntʊə(r)] break new ground 实现新突破
broke little new ground in regards to the creation of
nascent 新兴的,初期的
at odds  争执(不一致)
real-time payment system 实时支付系统
sneer  [snɪə(r)] vi. 嘲笑,冷笑 vt. 嘲笑,冷笑 n. 嘲笑,冷笑
drag on 拖累,拖延
salvation n. 拯救;救助 [sælˈveɪʃn] cryptocurrency [ˈkrɪptəʊkʌrənsi]  加密货币 crypto

Belgium health attache hired to help lift Chinese embargoes on beef, pork and poultry

attache [əˈtæʃeɪ] n. 专员,公使;使馆随员;
embargo [ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ] n. 禁止,贸易禁运;lift Chinese embargoes on
poultry [ˈpəʊltri] n. 家禽
competent authorities 主管机构 [ˈkɒmpɪtənt]

 

Wary of China, Germany plans rapid state intervention to protect key industries

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foreign takeover 外资收购
state intervention 国家干预
take stakes in German companies  股权收购
state development bank 国家开发银行
marquee [mɑːˈkiː]  大帐篷
lull in economy 经济低迷
lull [lʌl]  n. 间歇;暂停,暂时平静
protectionist n. 贸易保护主义者 adj. 贸易保护主义的;保护贸易论的
such a policy would be protectionist
embroil vt. 使卷入;使混乱 be embroiled in 卷入 [ɪmˈbrɔɪl]
to step up screening of    set up 提高,增加

US China Trade War Explained -Who Needs Who?
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visionary adj. 有远见的;宗教幻觉的;空想的;梦想的 n. 有眼光的人;出现宗教幻觉的人;梦想家
He is a visionary . 他是一个有远见的人。
manipulative [məˈnɪpjələtɪv] adj. 巧妙处理的;操纵的,用手控制的
cheap labor 低成本劳动力
small business owner 小型企业主
short-term pain 短痛,long-time gain 长期有收益
China migration rate  移民比例
mortgage crisis  [ˈmɔːɡɪdʒ]

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