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发表于 2016-7-9 23:25:11 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  Chinese officials were reluctant to release details of the earthquake
          1976: Chinese earthquake kills hundreds of thousands
          England have
          Hundreds of thousands of people are feared dead following an earthquake
measuring 8.3 on the Richter Scale in China.
          The quake has virtually destroyed the city of Tangshan, north-east of
Beijing, and Western sources believe the death toll may be much higher than the
official figure of 240,000. Some believe the figure is more like 750,000.
          The Hong Kong Royal Observatory reports the earthquake was intense although
speculation of the magnitude of the quake ranges from 6.3 to 8.3.
          Around 2,000 people are believed to have died when the quake devastated the
city's biggest hospital, according to sources quoting Chinese officials.
          It is feared that many miners are buried alive in coal works in the
industrial city, which has a total population of 1.6m.
          Diplomatic observers say that up to 80,000 people died in the first shock
of the natural disaster.
          Up to 164,000 people have been severely injured, according to initial
reports from the city.
          Tangshan was at the epicentre of the formidable earthquake although it
badly damaged Tientsin and tremors were felt in Beijing, where residents were
urged to live in the streets and keep to open spaces as it is not thought to be
safe to return to their homes in the city.
          The force of the quake has been so strong that people are reported to have
been thrown into the air after roads, bridges, railway stations, homes and
factories were completely destroyed.
          The quake has also knocked out power throughout the city, making rescue
efforts difficult.
          When the earthquake struck Tangshan at 03:42 local time, more than a
million people lay sleeping. The entire earthquake reportedly lasted
approximately 14 to 16 seconds. It was followed by an aftershock measuring
7.1.
          Survivors have been digging through debris to answer the calls for help as
well as find missing relatives.
          There is a deep-seated peasant belief that the "Year of the Dragon" (which
happens every 12 years) augurs ill.
          The survivors of the Tangshan quake are living in tents and are expected to
be moved to winter shelters, the New China news agency has reported. Aircraft
and lorries have been taking large quantities of relief supplies to help the
relief effort.
          The authorities later hope to move people to simple houses, which can
withstand tremors and are warm and rainproof before winter sets in.
          Chinese officials have rejected any offers of help from the outside world,
saying that survivors have enough to eat and wear and there are sufficient
medical supplies and doctors in the city.
          The former Royal Marines officer is optimistic about his new party
          1988: Ashdown to lead Britain's third party
          Artificially 1969:
          The The MP for Yeovil, Paddy Ashdown, has been elected the first leader of
the new Social and Liberal Democrat Party.
          Mr Ashdown, 47, won a decisive victory with 41,401 votes - 71.9% - against
former deputy leader of the Liberal Party Alan Beith who polled 16,906 votes -
28.1%.
          Following an eight-week campaign Mr Ashdown was widely expected to win the
election, but the size of the margin was a surprise.
          With such a strong mandate his team is confident they can build a strong
third political party for the UK that can provide "a decent, effective and
responsible" alternative to Thatcherism in three years.
          Mr Ashdown gave an optimistic press conference after receiving the results
outside the SLD headquarters in Westminster, with his wife Jane and former joint
leader David Steel standing beside him.
          "Our first priority must be to look beyond the internal politics of our
party to the concerns of our nation," he said.
          The ex-Royal Marines officer was keen to put the year-long problems of
merging the Liberals and Social Democrats behind him and rejected any schemes
for coalition with other opposition parties.
          Leader of the SDP Dr David Owen sent his congratulations and renewed his
proposal for an electoral pact.
          Labour leader Neil Kinnock has dismissed Mr Ashdown's ambition to become
the main opposition party.
          Mr Ashdown hopes to exploit internal arguments within the Labour Party and
has said he does not expect they will form a government again.
          Positions within the SLD will be announced in September and Mr Ashdown will
go on a nationwide tour in October.
          Paddy Ashdown did not enter Parliament until 1983 - when he became MP for
his Somerset constituency - after periods commanding a unit in the Special Boat
Squadron and serving as a diplomat.
          Vocabulary:
          tremor : a shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth(震动;颤动)
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