World recession 世界经济衰退 A: Now people are talking about world recession, which started more than a year ago. Can you give us your personal assessment of the situation of the global economy? B: As you know, we are in a very special time. This is a very hard time for many countries' economics, both developed and developing. I think the current economic situation could be described as synchronized slowdown of major economies. A: What is the direct impact of the terrorist attack upon your country's economy? B: Once the US economy is in trouble due to the terrorist attack, the impact could be quickly felt in the rest of the world. A: What challenges is your country's economy facing at the moment? B: We do face a lot of challenges because there is still much uncertainty about the world economy. It's very important for us to strike a proper balance between investment in fixed assets and household consumption.
重点注释： 1.recession 经济衰退 2. assessment 评估，评价 3. fixed assets 固定资产 4. household consumption 住房消费 5. “due to the terrorist attack”是“由于恐怖袭击”的意思。”due to”意思是“由于……”,例如：Due to the storm, the baseball game was interrupted. 由于骤雨，那场棒球赛中止了。