2018年7月31日 星期二

紐約時報7月31日早報 (刪廣告):英文版 vs中文網 ;北京在阿根廷的大胆探险: 5000亿美元 vs 5000萬美元

Asia Edition
Your Tuesday Briefing
Good morning. Flooding in Southeast Asia, stifling drought in Australia, and still no answers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Here’s what you need to know:
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• Crippling floods in Southeast Asia.
This year’s monsoon season has inundated many areas, endangering lives and forcing evacuations. In some cases, poor dam construction, deforestation and a lack of emergency preparations have worsened the effects. Some government officials blamed climate change.
In Myanmar, heavy flooding in eight states has killed at least 10 people since Friday and prompted the evacuation of more than 50,000. Above, the Bago region on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a record heat wave has wreaked havoc on four continents. Our correspondents around the world spoke with people in Hong Kong, Pakistan and beyond to find out how they’re coping.
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• Australia’s suffocating drought “just keeps tightening its grip,” our correspondent reports.
State officials in New South Wales announced a new aid package worth 500 million Australian dollars, or about $370 million, but farmers across the affected region — an area larger than Texas that has not seen substantial rain in two years — said the measure isn’t even close to what they need.
“Farmers are past the point of subsidies and loans,” one rancher said. Above, feeding cattle on one desiccated ranch.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
 President Trump said that he would meet with Iran’s leaders with “no preconditions.”
“They want to meet, I’ll meet,” Mr. Trump said. “Whenever they want.”
Mr. Trump, speaking at a joint news conference, above, with Italy’s prime minister, went even further. He said that he would “meet with anybody” and argued that his session with President Vladimir Putin was a success — despite fierce bipartisan criticism to the contrary.
Hours before Mr. Trump spoke, Iran said that talks with the U.S. would be impossible under what it called the Trump administration’s hostile policies.
The trial of Paul Manafort starts today. The veteran Republican political operative who helped run Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign is facing financial fraud charges — but questions about Russian involvement in the campaign hang heavily over the proceedings. Here’s what’s at stake.
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• “What will happen to me?”
Fear and uncertainty were unleashed in India’s northeastern Assam State after the government published a draft list of citizens that excluded about four million people.
Many felt that the registry disproportionately left off Muslim migrants and would pave the way for discrimination against minorities. Officials in Assam have justified the move partly by citing unchecked immigration from Bangladesh. Above, officials in Assam inspecting the list on Monday.
Security in the state was tightened before the draft was released, in an effort to curb protests.
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• Unsolved as ever.
An official Malaysian investigation into the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared four years ago, was unable to determine what happened to the plane.
The chief investigator said the evidence, including the plane’s change of course and the switching off of a transponder, “irresistibly point” to unlawful interference. But he said that there was no indication of who might have interfered or why.
Family members, above, still have no closure, and the investigators are disbanding. But the chief investigator left open the possibility of more inquiries: “No wreckage has been found. The victims have not been found. How could this be final?”
Tyler Comrie
• Bermuda, Malta and Gibraltar are among the small countries and territories jockeying for a big role in what could be the next business frontier: welcoming cryptocurrency companies that are looking for shelter from regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. and Asia.
• China’s former top internet censor, Lu Wei, was charged with corruption and accused of illegally accepting “a huge amount of assets.”
 California’s $100 billion train. In the face of sharp opposition and funding concerns, construction of the state’s high-speed rail line is underway. Our Los Angeles bureau chief examines the most ambitious public transportation project in the U.S. today.
• U.S. stocks were lower. Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
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• In Northern California, the death toll from the Carr Fire rose to six, and seven people are missing. The wildfire is among the largest and most vicious of the blazes currently ravaging the state. [The New York Times]
• Chinese parents, shouting phrases like “Justice for the victims,” gathered outside a government building in Beijing to protest a vaccine scandal. [The New York Times]
• Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Philip Edward Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide. Mr. Wilson had resisted intense pressure in Australia to resign, despite his criminal conviction for covering up for sexual abuse by a priest. [The New York Times]
• A Hanoi court sentenced a fugitive Vietnamese tycoon to nine years in prison for disclosing state secrets. It’s the latest case in an anti-corruption camapaign that has led to the arrest of dozens of officials and business figures. [Reuters]
• In Malaysia, an 11-year-old girl’s marriage to a 41-year-old man — the father of her best friend — has reignited debate in the multiethnic democracy about the persistence of an age-old Islamic practice. [The New York Times]
• “That’s a terrible mistake to make.” Jeremy Hunt, the new British foreign secretary, called his Chinese-born wife Japanese during a discussion with his counterpart in Beijing. [The New York Times]
Smarter Living
Tips for a more fulfilling life.
Heidi Younger
• Got debt? Accept that generous offer if it comes your way.
• Recipe of the day: Embrace cheesy, earthy flavors with a spinach risotto.
Andy Davis/University of Chicago
• The sun was a terrible toddler. Blue crystals inside a meteorite that predates the planets offer the first physical clues of the “terrible twos” phase of our star early in the life of the solar system.
• Helmets, hockey sticks and hijabs. Six young Muslim sisters are forcing Canadian sports fans to expand their view of who athletes can be and what they can wear.
• And the secrets to getting into Harvard.A lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans has shed light on little-known aspects of its selection process.
Back Story
United Feature Syndicate Inc., via Reuters
Fifty years ago today, Charles M. Schulz introduced the first black character in his long-running comic strip, “Peanuts.”
The character, named Franklin, was created after a teacher in Los Angeles, Harriet Glickman, wrote to Mr. Schulz after the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a few months before.
“I’ve been asking myself what I can do to help change those conditions in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstanding, hate, fear and violence,” she wrote.
She proposed that Mr. Schulz add a black character to his popular comic.
Mr. Schulz was initially hesitant, worried that black parents might think he was condescending. But he eventually wrote back to Ms. Glickman, “I have drawn an episode which I think will please you.”
Franklin was met by praise from many, but a few newspapers in the South refused to run the strip.
Mr. Schulz later recalled: “I did get one letter from one Southern editor who said something about ‘I don’t mind you having a black character, but please don’t show them in school together.’ But I didn’t even answer him.”
Adriana Lacy wrote today’s Back Story.
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7月31日早报 - 中国家长抗议疫苗造假;马航370调查公布


• 东南亚的洪水造成严重后果。

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Doug Mills/The New York Times
• 特朗普总统表示,他愿意“无条件”地与伊朗领导人碰面。
特朗普是在与意大利总理举行的联合新闻发布会上说这番话的,他还进一步表示,他会“与任何人会面”,并且认为他与弗拉基米尔·普京(Vladimir Putin)的会晤是个成功——尽管遇到了来自两党的强烈批评。
对保罗·马纳福特(Paul Manafort)的审判今日开庭。这位经验丰富的共和党政治运营人员曾帮特朗普进行了2016年竞选活动,目前正面临经济欺诈的罪名——但关于俄罗斯在竞选中的牵连笼罩着诉讼程序。这里是其中利害攸关的一些问题。

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• “我会怎么样?”

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• 还是没有答案。
马来西亚官方对四年前失踪的马来西亚航空(Malaysia Airlines) 370航班的命运进行了调查,但无法确定飞机究竟发生了什么。

Tyler Comrie
• 百慕大群岛、马耳他和直布罗陀是几个在为可能是下一个商业前沿争相获得巨大影响力的小国和地区:欢迎那些躲避美国和亚洲监管不确定性的加密货币公司
• 中国前最高互联网审查官员鲁炜被以腐败罪名起诉并且被控非法收受“巨额资产”。
• 加利福尼亚价值1000亿美元的火车。面临着严厉反对及资金方面的困扰,这个州的高铁线路建设正在开展。我们的洛杉矶分社社长对这个美国如今最有野心的公共交通项目进行了调查。
• 美国股市下跌。这里是全球市场一览

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• 在北加利福尼亚,卡尔大火(Carr Fire)的死亡人数已经升至6人,另有7人失联。这场山林大火是目前肆虐该州最大最严重的。(《纽约时报》
• 中国父母呼喊着“给受害者一个公道”,聚集在北京一幢政府大楼外,对疫苗丑闻表示抗议。(《纽约时报》
• 一名澳大利亚女子表示,在发布了支持堕胎权利的推文后,她被板球运动的国家管理机构澳大利亚板球协会炒了鱿鱼。她已经对前雇主提起诉讼,并将努力争取重新拿回她的工作。(纽约时报》
• 教皇方济各(Pope Francis)接受了阿德莱德大主教菲利普·爱德华·威尔逊(Philip Edward Wilson)的辞职。尽管因掩盖一名神父性侵的罪名成立,威尔逊仍此前一直扛住了国内要求他辞职的压力。(《纽约时报》
• 53岁的澳大利亚水手温迪·塔克(Wendy Tuck)成为了首位赢得环球帆船赛的女船长。“我只是做好自己的事情,而且我非常骄傲。”(《每日电讯报》
• 在马来西亚,一名11岁的女孩嫁给41岁男子——该男子是她父亲最好的朋友——在这个多民族民主国家再次引发了关于一种古老的伊斯兰习俗的持久争论。(《纽约时报》
• “这个错误很可怕。”新上任的英国外交大臣杰里米·亨特(Jeremy Hunt)在北京与中国外交部长的一场讨论中,称自己生于中国的妻子是日本人。(《纽约时报》

Heidi Younger
• 身上负债?如果有人慷慨解囊,就接受吧

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• 太阳是个可怕小孩。一颗陨石中早于行星存在的蓝色晶体,为我们提供了这颗恒星在太阳系产生早期“可怕两岁”(terrible two)时期的实体证据
• 头盔、曲棍球球棍和头巾。六名年轻的姐妹正在迫使加拿大体育迷运动员可以是谁、能穿什么的看法。
• 进入哈佛的秘密。一项指控该大学歧视亚裔美国人的诉讼,揭开了它的招生程序中不为人知的一面。


29日5000亿美元,30日即貶值為 5000萬美元。

7.29  北京的大胆探险。


7.30  阿根廷昆圖科——一架巨型天線幻景般地出現在沙漠之中,這是一座16層高的閃亮鐵塔,豎立在巴塔哥尼亞狂風呼嘯的無垠高原上。