【专题】慢速英语(美音)2016-04-26

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This is Special English. I'm Liu Yan in Beijing. Here is the news.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for enhanced development of the Internet and harnessing it for the benefit of the country and the people.
Xi made the remarks in his speech at a symposium on cyber security and informatization recently. Xi also heads China's central Internet security and informatization leading group.
The president stressed that the new development concepts, namely, innovation, coordination, green, opening up and sharing, should be implemented during the Internet's development.
The president said China has seen rapid development of the Internet. Great achievements have been made in Internet security and informatization, while there are still many problems left to be solved.
At the symposium, Xi listened to the opinions and suggestions of Internet experts, entrepreneurs and officials on various topics, including establishing a system of core information technology and strengthening the top layer design for improving cyber security technology.
The experts attending the meeting included Jack Ma, chairman of Internet commerce company Alibaba, as well as representatives from tech company Huawei and the Beijing municipal cyberspace information office.
This is Special English.
The principal of Changzhou Foreign Languages School in Jiangsu province, where hundreds of students fell ill, dismissed reports claiming the school was responsible.
The school was built next to a site where factories reportedly dumped toxic chemicals.
So far, around 500 students have reportedly been diagnosed with illnesses, including cancer, linked to toxic groundwater and soil on land adjacent to the school.
The brownfield site had previously housed three chemical plants that were demolished before the school was built.
China Central Television reported that many students suffered adverse reactions and came down with diseases starting in December after the new campus opened in September. Some had lymphoma, leukemia and other blood abnormalities.
But Cao Hui, the principal, denied that the school is connected to the students' illnesses, claiming that indoor air quality, soil and groundwater were all checked by professional organizations and met national safety standards.
Cao said the student with lymphoma showed symptoms in late July, before he moved to the new campus. The principal said another student that China Central Television says was diagnosed with leukemia has not been found at the school.
The principal said stringent inspections were carried out before students relocated.
The school has around 2,400 students on a 153-acre campus.
You are listening to Special English. I'm Liu Yan in Beijing.
Can officials play golf while the nation steps up efforts to clamp down on corruption and promote austerity?
The answer is yes, if they pay out of their own pockets.
Playing golf itself is not a wrongdoing. That's according to the Discipline Inspection and Supervision News, the flagship newspaper of the Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection.
However, government officials will be subject to punishment if they accept membership cards illicitly, including through sports clubs, resorts or entertainment establishments. Other activities, including using public money to play golf, or playing during office hours, also violate discipline rules.
The newspaper cited the example of Lin Chunsong, former deputy mayor of Wuyishan city in Fujian province, who accepted a prepaid golf card worth almost 14,000 yuan, roughly 2,200 U.S. dollars, from people whose interests were under his sphere of influence.
A nationwide campaign against corruption and the "eight point rules", usually referred to as austerity rules, were introduced in December 2012.
The rules are aimed at reducing bureaucracy, extravagance and undesirable work practices among Party members. Its clauses focus on various forms of corruption, including banquets at public expense, unnecessary travel and meetings, and unauthorized use of government cars. The rules have played a significant role in the anti-corruption campaign.
This is Special English.
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