外媒看中国:拉动内需 振兴经济的绝招

 作者:缑栓觜     |      日期:2019-05-08 05:08:01
◎陈成良 What are governments around the world doing to stimulate the economy? Great Britain is cutting sales taxes. Japan is building bridges and paving roads. And China is ordering their citizens to smoke more cigarettes. 世界各国政府振兴经济有何作为英国降销售税,日本造桥铺路,而中国则下令其公民抽更多香菸 The Telegraph reports that government officials in Hubei, China have ordered the local populace to purchase 230,000 packs of Hubei-branded cigarettes. If people "fail to meet their targets" or are caught smoking rival brands manufactured in neighboring Chinese provinces, they are fined and subjected to societal shame. 每日电讯报报导,中国湖北省的政府官员下令当地居民购买23万包湖北品牌的香菸如果民众“无法达成他们的目标”,或被查出抽邻近省份生产的对手品牌香菸,就要处以罚款并受到社会羞辱 The move, which flies in the face of national anti-smoking policies set in Beijing, is aimed at boosting tax revenues and protecting local manufacturers from outside competition from China’s 100 cigarette makers. 这项行动公然违反北京定调的全国反菸政策,虽然其宗旨在于增加税收,并保护当地厂商免于受到来自中国100家菸商的外来竞争 The Telegraph reports that one village was required to purchase 400 cartons (80,000 cigarettes) for its local government officials, and even Hubei schoolteachers have smoking quotas. 每日电讯报报导,一个村庄须替当地政府官员购买400条(8万根香菸),甚至连湖北的学校教师也有抽菸配额 "The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax," said Chen Nianzu, a member of the Gong’an cigarette market supervision team. “这项规定将可透过香菸税来振兴地方经济”,公安县卷菸市场整顿工作领导小组成员陈念祖说 China has 350 million smokers, about a million of whom die each year from smoking-related illnesses. 中国有3.5亿抽菸人口,每年约有100万人死于抽菸相关疾病 新闻辞典 be subjected to:片语,受到……或被某事(所苦)例句:The suspect was subjected to cross-examination at the police station.(嫌犯在警察局受到盘问) fly in the face of:片语,公然违抗例句:Your theory is quite wrong; you are flying in the face of all the experts.(你的意见完全错误,