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Post time 2013-2-20 17:03:30 |Display all floors
译文:调研称七成人不敢相信陌生人

“目前,中国社会的总体信任进一步下降,已经跌破60分的信任底线。人际不信任进一步扩大,只有不到一半的调查者认为社会上大多数人可信,只有两到三成信任陌生人。”前不久,中国社会科学院社会学研究所的社会心态蓝皮书《中国社会心态研究报告2012-2013》发布之后,引起社会各界强烈反响。在一些专家看来,要想挽回社会诚信,必须依靠建立健全法律法规、严格执法,提高违法成本。

Survey Shows 70 percent of People in China do not Trust in Strangers
“At present, the general social trust in Chinese has dropped further, hitting a record low of 60 points. Distrust among people further expanded with less than half of the respondents to the survey thinking that most people can be trusted while only about 30 percent trusted strangers. ” Recently, the report on China’s Social Mentality Research 2012-2013 released on the blue book of Social Mentality from Chinese Academy of Social Science, triggering off heated debate from all walks of life. According to some experts, to restore the social integrity, we should enact or improve laws and regulations, enforce the laws strictly and raise the cost of violation of laws.

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Post time 2013-2-21 21:15:09 |Display all floors
调研称七成人不敢相信陌生人
目前,中国社会的总体信任进一步下降,已经跌破60分的信任底线。人际不信任进一步扩大,只有不到一半的调查者认为社会上大多数人可信,只有两到三成信任陌生人。”前不久,中国社会科学院社会学研究所的社会心态蓝皮书《中国社会心态研究报告2012-2013》发布之后,引起社会各界强烈反响。在一些专家看来,要想挽回社会诚信,必须依靠建立健全法律法规、严格执法,提高违法成本。
Survey: 70% of respondents don't trust strangers
Overal social trust in China has declined currently, dropping below the baseline of 60 out of 100 points. Trust among people has dipped to a record low with less than half of the respondents feeling that “most people can be trusted” while only about 30 percent trusted strangers. The release of Blue Book of Social Mentality 2012-2013 by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has been met with intense public reactions. According to some experts, social trust could be improved by consolidated laws and stringent enforcements in the view of increasing cost of violations.

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Post time 2013-2-24 14:46:51 |Display all floors
Thank you all for joining the 8th series of this contest.
Among all submitted entries that qualify for this week, my top picks are from vivian0102 and sunnylin01. {:soso_e179:}

Good job, everyone! Hope to see many more participants join in the next round of this intellectual activity.



(My comments and suggestions are detailed below for each participant.)

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Post time 2013-2-24 14:48:56 |Display all floors
Lizachen Post time: 2013-2-19 14:09
Report says severty percent of people couldn't trust strangers “At present, the overall trust in Ch ...


Lizachen:


Report says severty① percent of people couldn't trust strangers


“At present, the overall trust ② in Chinese society has further dropped to the bottom line with no more than③ 60 points. Distrust has further expanded among people with less than half of the respondents feeling that "most people can be trusted"④ and only about 30 percent trusting strangers. "⑤The Blue Book of Social Mentality 2012-2013 that was released recently⑥,⑦has aroused strong repercussions in the society⑧. According to some experts, in order to restore social integrity, we should build⑨ a sound system⑩ of laws and regulations, ensure strict law enforcement, and increase the cost of law violations.



My comments & suggestions:

① seventy (spelling)

② overall trust level/indicator

③ dropped below the bottom line of …

④ we usually use single quotes ('…') anywhere within double quotes ("…")

⑤ leave a space after speech mark (spacing)

⑥ by the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

⑦ drop comma

⑧ 'generated strong public reactions' would be better

⑨ 'enact or improve' laws … (not 'build' laws …)

⑩ 'sound system' may mean 'integrated audio equipment'; better say 'effective laws and regulations' or 'laws and regulations that are sound'


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Post time 2013-2-24 14:50:07 |Display all floors
vivian0102 Post time: 2013-2-19 14:28
Report: 70 percent of respondents would not trust strangers .
“China's overall level of social tru ...


vivian0102:


Report: 70 percent of respondents would not trust strangers .

“China's overall level of social trust has further declined, hitting a record low of① 60 points. Distrust continues to expand among people with less than half of respondents thinking that most people can be trusted and only about 20 to 30 percent would trust strangers."  The Blue Book of Social Mentality 2012-2013 recently released by the Institute of Sociology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has aroused heated discussion② in the country. To restore social integrity, says the③ experts, the government should establish a sound legal system, stengthen④ law enforcenment⑤ and increase the cost of law violations.


My comments & suggestions:

① below

② discussions (plural)

③ some

④ strengthen (spelling) ; 'strictly enforce the law' would be better

⑤ enforcement (spelling)


Well done!


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Post time 2013-2-24 14:51:42 |Display all floors
sunnylin01 Post time: 2013-2-19 14:41
Poll: 70 percent of people distrust strangers
“China's overall social trust has dropped to its lowe ...

sunnylin01:


Poll: 70 percent of people distrust strangers


“China's overall social trust ① has dropped to its lowest level of less than 60 points. Distrust has been② permeated among people with less than half of respondents believing that most people can be trusted and only about 20 to 30 percent showing their trust on③ strangers."  The Blue Book of Social Mentality 2012-2013, recently released by the Institute of Sociology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has aroused strong reactions in the society. According to the④ experts, a sound legal system, the strict law enforcenment⑤ and the added⑥ cost of law violations are needed to restore social integrity.


My comments & suggestions:

① level/rating

② has permeated

③ in

④ some

⑤ enforcement (spelling)

⑥ increase the costs of …


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Post time 2013-2-24 14:53:44 |Display all floors
jarryxzs Post time: 2013-2-19 16:21
“China's overall level of social trust has further declined, hitting a record low of 60 points. Dis ...


jarryxzs:

“China's overall level of social trust has further declined, hitting a record low of② 60 points. Distrust continues to expand among people with less than half of ③ respondents thinking that most people can be trusted and only about 20 to 30 percent would trust strangers."  The Blue Book of Social Mentality 2012-2013 recently released by the Institute of Sociology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has aroused heated discussion④ in the country. To restore social integrity, says the⑤ experts, the government should establish a sound legal system, stengthen⑥ law enforcenment⑦ and increase the cost of law violations.


My comments & suggestions:

① title (translation)

② below

③ the respondents

④ discussions (plural)

⑤ some

⑥ strengthen (spelling); 'strictly enforce the law' would be better

⑦ enforcement (spelling)


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