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南海爭端 South China Sea Dispute

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ID: 2954 Advanced
要是你知道“南海九段线”,那么你肯定知道这对中国来说是个多么重要的问题,同时也牵动整个南太平洋的神经,今天的播客要带你进入这个充满争议的话题,通过这堂课,你能学到关于这个话题的一些基本专有词汇,让你的中文更进一步。 Photo by navalsurfaceforces
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南海 nánhǎi South China Sea
争端 zhēngduān dispute; conflict
占据 zhànjù to occupy
仲裁 zhòngcái arbitration
最近南海争端在国际上有愈吵愈热的趋势,占据了各大媒体的头条。
zuìjìn nánhǎi zhēngduān zài guójì shàng yǒu yù chāo yù rè de qūshì ,zhànjù le gèdà méitǐ de tóutiáo 。
Recently discussions over the South China Sea dispute have become increasingly heated, dominating the headlines of all major media outlets.
是啊,因为菲律宾搞出了一个南海问题仲裁事件,在国际上掀起了风浪,特别是中国政府据此作出了强烈的回应。
shì a ,yīnwèi Fēilǜbīn gǎo chū le yī gè nánhǎi wèntí zhòngcái shìjiàn ,zài guójì shàng xiānqǐ le fēnglàng ,tèbié shì zhōngguó zhèngfǔ jù cǐ zuòchū le qiángliè de huíyìng 。
Yes, because the Philippines orchestrated the South China Sea arbitration, making waves around the world. The Chinese government, in particular, gave a particularly vehement response on the issue.
根据史料记载,自汉朝以来,中国历朝对南海都有巡海安保的专门负责部门。如今大家都知道,南中国海上的众多岛屿蕴藏丰富的石油天然气资源,同时也具有重要的战略地位,这就引起争端了。
gēnjù shǐliào jìzǎi ,zì Hàncháo yǐlái ,Zhōngguó lìcháo duì nánhǎi dōu yǒu xún hǎi ānbǎo de zhuānmén fùzé bùmén 。rújīn dàjiā dōu zhīdào ,nánZhóngguóhǎi shàng de zhòngduō dǎoyǔ yùncáng fēngfù de shíyóu tiānránqì zīyuán ,tóngshí yě jùyǒu zhòngyào de zhànlüè dìwèi ,zhè jiù yǐnqǐ zhēngduān le 。
According to historical records, from the Han Dynasty onward, Chinese dynasties have a government organ responsible specifically for patrolling the South China Sea for security threats. It is commonly thought that many of the islands and reefs in the South China Sea hold rich reserves of oil and natural gas. At the same time, they are also important strategic locations, leading to the disputes.
既然中国自古一直都在南海巡防保安,那里的石油资源也不是第一天被发现,那眼下争端的导火线是什么?
jìrán Zhōngguó zì gǔ yīzhí dōu zài nánhǎi xún fáng bǎoān ,nàlǐ de shíyóuzīyuán yě bù shì dì yī tiān bèi fāxiàn ,nà yǎnxià zhēngduān de dǎohuǒxiàn shì shénme ?
Given that China didn't just find out about the oil and gas reserves recently, as they have engaged in security patrols of the South China Sea since ancient times, what was the trigger for the current dispute?
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