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Jesuisbella Post time: 2013-2-20 11:18
Analysis: 70% People Don’t Trust Strangers
“In Chinese society the current level of mistrust has d ...


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Analysis: 70% People Don’t Trust Strangers


“In Chinese society① the current level of mistrust has ② deteriorated to below 60 points, a new record.  As this general distrust of people expands③  less than half of the respondents to the poll indicated that most people can be trusted.  Only 20% to 30% of those polled claimed that they would trust a total stranger.”  The findings of a recently published Blue Book of Social Mentality: A ResearchReport on Chinese Social Mentality 2012-2013 by the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has provoked strong reactions ⑤ from all walks of life. It⑥ stated that a sound system⑦ of laws and regulations, tough law enforcement and more severe penalties are required in the building⑧ of an integrity society⑨.   



My comments & suggestions:

①, ③ comma

② further

④ spacing

⑤ of people from all walks of life

⑥ '一些专家' Some experts ('It' referring to the Blue Book?)

⑦ 'sound system' may mean 'integrated audio equipment'; better say 'enacting or improving effective laws and regulations' or 'laws and regulations that are sound'

⑧ required 'to regain'

⑨ social integrity


'Poll' (noun) is usually associated with elections; those 'polled' has other meaning (hornless)


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crystal365 Post time: 2013-2-20 17:03
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 ...

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Survey Shows 70 percent of People in China do not Trust in① Strangers

“At present, the general social trust② in Chinese has dropped further, hitting a record low of③ 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 on④ the blue book⑤ of Social Mentality from⑥ Chinese Academy of Social Science⑦, triggering⑧ off heated debate⑨ from⑩ 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.


My comments & suggestions:

① drop 'in'

② rating/level

③ below

④ in

⑤ Blue Book (uppercase)

⑥ by the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of ...

⑦ Sciences

⑧ triggered

⑨ debates (plural)

⑩ of people from all walks of life


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LoneAcorn Post time: 2013-2-24 14:50
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Report: 70 percent of respondents would not trust strangers . “China's overall level ...

Thanks for pointing out my mistakes. I will do better next time.

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vivian0102 Post time: 2013-2-25 14:33
Thanks for pointing out my mistakes. I will do better next time.

You're welcome

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LoneAcorn Post time: 2013-2-24 14:48
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Report says severty① percent of people couldn't trust strangers
“At present, the ove ...

Thanks. I've learnt a lot from your detailed comment.

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