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2020考研英语时事阅读: Costco大陆首店开业被挤爆

时间:2019-09-10 14:12:30 编辑:leichenchen

       考研英语阅读能力的进步,依靠的是长期不懈地努力与坚持!下面,北京文都考研网为助2020考研者一臂之力,分享了考研英语时事阅读:Costco大陆首店开业被挤爆,供考生参考。

2020考研英语时事阅读: Costco大陆首店开业被挤爆

The opening of the first Costco store in China, in the commercial capital of Shanghai, was a scene of chaos. Shoppers lined up for hours to get into the store upon opening, ducking under the roller door as it inched up from the ground. They fought over Birkin bags and Moutai liquor. There was a three-hour wait for a space in the parking lot — and sometimes longer in checkout lines.

By the afternoon, the discount retail store was in such chaos that it had to close early. “Please don’t come,” Costco said in an alert sent to members, who paid $28 to join for a year. Beyond the chaos, they illustrated an important political point. The Chinese and American economies are inextricably intertwined. Chinese shoppers want American products, especially at bargain prices, and American companies want Chinese shoppers.

President Trump a week ago ordered — without the authority or the ability to do so — American companies to leave China. Chinese state media outlets responded by gleefully pointing out some of the big-name American companies, including Costco, that are doing just the opposite.

文本选自:The Washington Post(华盛顿邮报)

 

【单词】

shove

英 [ʃʌv] 美 [ʃʌv]

v. 猛推;乱挤;推撞;乱放;随便放;胡乱丢;随手扔

n. 猛推

brawl

英 [brɔːl , bɔːl] 美 [brɔːl , bɔːl]

n. 喧闹;斗殴;闹事

v. 打斗;闹事

alert

英 [əˈlɜːt] 美 [əˈlɜːrt]

adj. 警觉的;警惕的;戒备的;意识到;注意到

v. 向…报警;使警觉;使警惕;使戒备;使意识到;使认识到

n. 警戒;戒备;警惕;警报

intertwine

英 [ˌɪntəˈtwaɪn] 美 [ˌɪntərˈtwaɪn]

v. (使)缠结,缠绕在一起;紧密相连

【参考译文】

好市多在中国(大陆)的首家门店在上海的主城区开业,现场一片混乱。开业的时候,顾客们排了好几个小时的队,随着卷帘门徐徐拉开,人们蜂拥挤入。铂金包和茅台酒遭到了疯抢。(在开业当天)停车场要等三个小时才有空位,结账排队有时还要更久。

到了下午,好市多(折扣店)一片混乱,不得不提前关门。(好市多)给他们的会员发送了闭店通告,提醒会员们不要扑空,这些会员都缴纳了28美金一年的会费。除了(卖场的)混乱,他们(这些会员)说明了一个重要的政治问题,那就是中美经济有着密不可分的关系。中国消费者们想要美国商品,特别是以便宜的价格购买,而美国企业也想要中国客户。

特朗普总统一周前在没有权力和能力执行这项操作的情况下,命令美国企业退出中国。中国官方媒体报道对此作出回应,幸灾乐祸地指出包括好市多在内的一些知名美国企业并没有退出中国(做法恰恰相反)。

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