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For all its detailed accounts of coalition talks with the leader of the Liberal Democrats or Syria debates with Barack Obama, Brexit is the story.
… he goes over the events that led to the leave vote of 2016 every day, “over and over again. Reliving and rethinking the decisions, rerunning alternatives and what might-have-beens.”
Both tell the story of a man whose previously charmed path to success is suddenly interrupted, running into a catastrophe that will haunt him to his last breath.
The development is the same in both cases, a series of consecutive victories – winning his party’s leadership, rebranding and modernizing that party to appeal to the centre ground, reaching Downing Street, winning re-election—only to make a decision that will wreak lasting havoc.
He writes that he often misses the wood for the trees, getting lost in policy details and failing “to see the bigger, emotional picture”.
The prose is, like him, smooth and efficient.
The chapter describing the short life and death of Cameron’s severely disabled son, Ivan, is almost unbearably moving.
With admirable honesty, Cameron admits that the period of mourning did not only follow his son’s death but his birth, “trying to come to terms with the difference between the child you expected and longed for and the reality that you now face.”
What had been a charmed life was interrupted by the deep heartbreak.
The report, which called for a raft of new Earth-friendly trade rules, found that the extraction of natural resources could spark water shortages, drive animals to extinction and accelerate climate change – all of which would be ruinous to the global economy.
Earth-friendly/planet-friendly 有利地球的，地保的（比较：environment-friendly 环保的）
That would see business use fewer resources, recycle more and extend the life of their products.
北京市妇女联合会（Beijing Women’s Federation）是北京地区各族各界妇女的群众组织，也是中华全国妇女联合会的地方组织。
“群众组织”= mass organization，non-governmental organization？
mass + noun的词语组合产生“大规模的、大型的”结构意义，如mass production（大规模生产）、mass migration（大规模迁徙）、weapons of mass destruction（大规模杀伤性武器）、mass unemployment（大规模失业）等。
Beijing Women’s Federation is an organization for women from all nationalities /ethnic groups and all sectors / all walks of life in the region of Beijing as well as a(n) branch/affiliate of All-China Women’s Federation.
其基本职能是代表和维护妇女权益，促进男女平等。北京市妇联的最高权力机构是北京市妇女代表大会 （Beijing Women’s Congress），每五年举行一次。
Its basic function is to represent and safeguard /uphold /preserve /protect women’s rights and interests and to promote gender equality /equity. The highest/supreme authority of Beijing Women’s Federation is Beijing Women’s Congress that takes place /is held every five years.
Over the past five years, Beijing Municipality/Beijing City has fully implemented /strictly enforced the fundamental state policy of gender equality and made/rolled out a series of regulations and policies that benefit women and children / that promote the welfare of women and children.
“妇女工作”=women’s work, work of women?
woman protection; protection of women’s rights and interests
“科学机制”= scientific mechanism, effective mechanism?
The city has made great efforts to carry out the plans /programmes for the development of women and children. The municipal government continues to improve the mechanism for woman protection by leading and supporting reform of Beijing Women’s Federation to yield better results / to achieve further progress.
an organization, a branch/an affiliate, woman protection
The close cooperation between the Communist Party and other political parties；a meeting for criticism and self-criticism；political activities within the Party；household rubbish
Women’s federations at all levels in Beijing should carefully study General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important works on women and protection of their rights and implement his ideas, further heightening /sharpening their sense of duty/responsibility and mission. The organizations will continue to work toward the prime goals by furthering reform of the federations
“最关心”they care most about; of their greatest concern; vital; urgent
these organizations need to help them address problems that concern/involve their most direct, realistic and vital interests
OR: these organizations need to respond to their most urgent, direct, and realistic calls.
文明+ noun = culturally advanced + noun；踏实= with a down-to-earth approach
自强：李欧凡：“师夷长技以自强”to observe the ways of Western countries to strengthen itself.
《习近平谈治国理政》（一）：自强者胜。Those who keep improving themselves come out victors.
self-improving actively advocate new culturally advanced trends. Women should be encouraged to start up businesses with a down-to-earth approach and become self-confident, self-respecting, independent, and self-improving women of a new era.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, China was unwavering in prioritizing ecology and sticking to the path of green development, sparing no efforts to achieve modernization as well as a man-and-nature harmony.
Firstly, creating/establishing/making rules and regulations to safeguard green development lawfully. In recent years, the concept of green development is fully incorporated /embodied/reflected from damages/penalties for environmental harm to environmental inspection /supervision /oversight,
Furthermore, more than 60 relevant regulations have been rolled out/enacted to build/create a complete environmental legal framework / system, lending strong support to (OR: providing a strong prop for) green development.
“攻坚战”= an uphill battle, a final battle
Secondly, combating pollution and restructuring to win the uphill battle against pollution.
Over the past five years, China has declared war on pollution. It has waged/conducted the campaigns against air, water and soil pollution,
China declared war on pollution. Over the past five years, it has waged/conducted the campaigns against air, water and soil pollution,
In 2019, the average level/density of PM2.5 and sulfur dioxide in major cities/megacities of China decreased by 43% and 73% respectively and the days of heavy/severe pollution dropped by 81% over/against 2013/compared with those of 2013.
As clear days are increasing and water quality improving，
As the sky is getting bluer and water clearer, the environment is becoming more beautiful.
form a shield、create a shelterbelt
Thirdly, drawing red lines to put up ecological defenses as a solid foundation for high-quality green development.
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