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BBC媒体英语 Easier UK visas for Chinese proposed 英国将简化中国游客签证手续

更新时间:2013/10/19 13:06:43 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

正在中国进行访问的英国财政大臣乔治.奥斯本宣布英国将放宽对中国公民赴英的签证限制。奥斯本想利用此次为期一周的访问来提高中英贸易合作和吸引中国企业在英投资。

In his speech at China's top university the chancellor said there should be no limits on the number of Chinese students and tourists able to visit Britain if they want to. He also stressed that there was no country in the West more open to Chinese investment than the UK.

The chancellor shared the stage at Peking University with London's mayor - Boris Johnson. Their high-profile visits are a sign of a diplomatic thaw between the two countries.

The chancellor's announcement to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals will be welcomed by British businesses. They've been calling on the government to ease restrictions as a way of encouraging more high-spending Chinese tourists to visit the UK.

Quiz 听力测验

1. True or false? The chancellor says there will be no limits on the number of students and tourists who want to visit China.
False. The chancellor said there should be no limits on the number of Chinese students and tourists able to visit Britain if they want to.

2. Which country claims to be most open to Chinese investment?
The chancellor claimed that there was no country in the West more open to Chinese investment than the UK.

3. Which other British politician was the chancellor visiting China with?
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

4. Who is happy about the decision to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals?
The chancellor's announcement to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals will be welcomed by British businesses.

Glossary 词汇表

chancellor 财政大臣
no limits 没有限制
stressed 强调了
high-profile 备受关注的
a diplomatic thaw 外交关系缓和
to relax 放宽,放松(政策)
high-spending 高消费的

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