【 时事大家谈：中国为何广树“敌对势力”? 】
中共党媒人民日报旗下的环球时报近日主办主题为“世界纠结，中国求索” China's Quest in a Faltering World 的年会。在一场有关“敌对实力在多大范围内存在”的讨论中，有出席者提出“穿军装的敌人不敢来了，穿西装的敌人有不少”的说法，并表示敌对势力“试图挖空动摇中国的核心价值观，以反腐为名利用民愤来攻击党，仇官仇党仇军……”
By JOE DRAPE
Animal Kingdom, a winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup, lost his final race at one of the oldest and most elegant events in all of horse racing.
Special report: Tsunami town epitomizes Japan Inc's dilemmasReuters
Tales of disaster, abandonment and rebuilding are hardly new to Kamaishi, and its history offers clues as to how industrial Japan can be expected to cope with the hollowing out that many fear will speed up in the wake of the disaster and the yen's ...
Ko Sasaki for The New York Times
TOKYO — The broiled meat is tender and the rice is silky-smooth. But as Japan’s economic recovery falters, beef bowls have come to symbolize one of its most pressing woes: deflation.
Japan’s big three beef bowl restaurant chains, the country’s answer to hamburger giants like McDonald’s, are in a price war. It is a sign, many people say, of the dire state of Japan’s economy that even dirt-cheap beef bowl restaurants must slash their already low prices to keep customers.
The battle has also come to epitomize a destructive pattern repeated across Japan’s economy. By cutting prices hastily and aggressively to attract consumers, critics say, restaurants decimate profits, squeeze workers’ pay and drive the weak out of business — a deflationary cycle that threatens the nation’s economy.
SunTrust Banks's faltering financial health has led banking analyst Richard X. Bove to declare the Atlanta-based bank "now worth more dead than alive" and likely a takeover target for the likes of a JPMorgan Chase or Wells Fargo.
But the lesson Stone can offer us today is, I would say, mostly a reminder that we will have to rise to our own occasion, and not expect heroes from the past to guide our faltering steps. A useful reminder, unfortunately. In any case, a truth.
1 to lose strength or purpose and stop, or almost stop:
The dinner party conversation faltered for a moment.
Her friends never faltered in their belief in her.
Nigel's voice faltered and he stopped speaking.
2 to move awkwardly as if you might fall:
The nurse saw him falter and made him lean on her.
faltering Show phonetics
She took a few faltering steps.
This legislation is designed to stimulate the faltering economy.
Very inexpensive, as in Their house was a real bargain, dirt cheap. Although the idea dates back to ancient times, the precise expression, literally meaning "as cheap as dirt," replaced the now obsolete dog cheap. [Early 1800s]
epitomize a plot
Definition of falter