G8 Summit 2008 was held on July 7-9, 2008 in Hokkaido Toyako. Can you tell about the hot words for the summit topics in mandarin Chinese fluently? If not, please contact ChineseHour Course Advisor (http://www.chinesehour.com ) online right now, they are ready to help you all the time to learn Chinese. Here are the common Chinese expressions on G8 Summit:
–八国峰会 bā guó fēnghuì
G8 Summit 2008 was held on July 7-9, 2008 in Hokkaido Toyako. The Group of Eight (G8) Summit is an annual meeting attended by the leaders of the eight countries, namely, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, as well as the President of the European Commission. “Summit meeting” in its strict sense means a leaders meeting, but it usually refers to a series of meetings which include those of foreign ministers and finance ministers that are held prior to the leaders’ meeting.
–金砖四国 jīnzhuān sì guó
Brazil, Russia, India And China (BRIC)
BRIC — An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. The general consensus is that the term was first prominently used in a Goldman Sachs report from 2003, which speculated that by 2050 these four economies would be wealthier than most of the current major economic powers.
Leaders of the so-called “Bric” countries pledged here on Wednesday at G8 Summit 2008 to enhance coordination and strive to play a positive role in international affairs. The “Bric” countries share common or similar views on many important international and regional issues, said Chinese President Hu Jintao while meeting with the three leaders here.
–粮食危机 liángshi wēijī, food crisis
–气候变化 qìhòu biànhuà, climate change
The global food crisis will only worsen because of climate change, the U.N. climate chief said Friday, urging leaders of the world’s richest countries meeting in Japan next week to set goals to reduce carbon emissions within the next dozen years.
Food security and soaring oil prices are likely to overtake climate change in the priorities of the G-8 meeting starting Monday, though global warming was the theme set by the host, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
–温室气体排放 wēnshì qìtǐ páifàng
greenhouse gas emission
Leaders of the G8 countries have agreed on the long-term target of at least halving their greenhouse gas emission by 2050, participants of the G8 summit said Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minsiter Yasuo Fukuda, playing host to the G8 summit, said that the leaders of the world’s major industrialized nations have agreed to push for the G8 emission cut target to become that of the world.
–六方会谈 liù fāng huìtán
six-party (nuclear) talks
The six-party talks on North Korea’s denuclearization will resume Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday as delegation heads began arriving in Beijing. Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a press conference that the talks are expected to be held for three days.
–奥运开幕式 àoyùn kāimùshì
Olympics opening ceremony
U.S. President George W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda have announced at a joint news conference of G8 Summit that they will attend the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, has reassured Chinese President Hu Jintao that he would attend the ceremony on the sidelines of the G8 summit of industrialized powers in Japan.
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