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中国掀起出国大潮

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发表于 8-19-2014 15:58:44 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Andrew Browne, 中国掀起出国大潮. 华尔街日报中文版, Aug 18, 2014
cn.wsj.com/gb/20140818/opn145101.asp

, which is translated from

Andrew Browne, The Great China Exodus. Many of China's brightest and best are going abroad, often for good. What drives them and why does Beijing allow it?  Wall Street Journal, Aug 16, 2014.
online.wsj.com/articles/the-great-chinese-exodus-1408120906

(a) Excerpt in the window of print: The destiny of modern China has been shaped by the Chinese who left.

(b) Quote:

"What's new is that they are planning to leave the country in its ascendancy. More and more talented Chinese are looking at the upward trajectory of this emerging superpower and deciding, nevertheless, that they're better off elsewhere.

"Last year, the US issued 6,895 visas to Chinese nationals under the EB-5 program, which allows foreigners to live in America if they invest a minimum of $500,000. South Koreans, the next largest group, got only 364 such visas.

(c) Note:
(i) Mr Browne is a WSJ journalist. The article appeared in the Review section that is circulated every Saturday.
(ii) China "has entered an uncertain transition. The economy is off the boil; property prices are sliding."

go off the boil:
"1. (British & Australian) to become less successful
2. (British) if a situation or feeling goes off the boil, it becomes less urgent or less strong"
Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd ed.
dioms.thefreedictionary.com/go+off+the+boil

(iii) "In his book 'Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750,' the historian Odd Arne Westad writes that overseas Chinese "were, and are, the glue that holds China's relations with the world together, in good times and bad. That explains why Beijing takes an intense pastoral interest in the Chinese diaspora. It has some 48 million members—about double the number of Indians living outside their country"
(A) Odd Arne Westad, Restless Empire; China and the World Since 1750. Basic Books, 2012.
(B) pastoral (adj)
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pastoral

It is definitions 2.
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