“China has already summoned officials from the British Embassy in Beijing, and lodged stern representations about Britain’s recent series of wrong remarks and actions on this issue,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.
The document was lodged by Google in a California court in response to a lawsuit that accused the web giant of breaking US laws when it scans emails in order to target adverts to users.
Rome JournalRoad Through Roman History Creates Colossal Headache
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
A plan to ban private vehicles on Via dei Fori Imperiali, a wide, busy artery that passes the Colosseum, has pit the mayor and conservationists against residents and shops.
In China, Protests Over Newspaper Censorship Escalate
By EDWARD WONG and CHRIS BUCKLEY 8:54 PM ET
Protests at one of China’s most liberal newspapers pitted free speech advocates against supporters of Communist Party control who wielded red flags and portraits of Mao Zedong.
Deals to Keep Generic Drugs Off Market Get a Court Rebuff
By EDWARD WYATT 3:38 PM ET
Going against a decade of rulings, a federal appeals court said payments aimed at holding back generics were anticompetitive, setting up possible review by the Supreme Court.
The Ratiopharm auction is riveting drug makers and analysts because it pits the world's biggest maker of brand-name drugs, the U.S. company Pfizer, against the global leader in generics, Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
A top trade official, China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization, noted that 118 trade cases were lodged against the country in 2009, some 23 of them from the United States. He didn’t expect things to improve this year.lodge (about or against)
IN BRIEF: A place to live. Also: To place as a complaint before the proper authority.
The club will lodge a complaint about the meeting room with the school principal.
India to give free generic drugs to hundreds of millions
India has put in place a $5.4 billion policy to provide free medicine to its people.
From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India’s public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.
Under the plan, doctors will be limited to a generics-only drug list and face punishment for prescribing branded medicines, a major disadvantage for pharmaceutical giants in one of the world’s fastest-growing drug markets.
"Without a doubt, it is a considerable blow to an already beleaguered industry, " said KPMG partner Chris Stirling.
But the initiative would overhaul a system where healthcare is often a luxury, despite 40 percent of the people living below the poverty line, or $1.25 a day or less.
Within five years, up to half of India’s 1.2 billion people are likely to take advantage of the scheme, the government says. Others are likely to continue visiting private hospitals and clinics, where the scheme will not operate. （Reuters）
Set in direct opposition or competition, as in The civil war pitted brother against brother. This idiom alludes to setting fighting cocks or dogs against one another in a pit. [Mid-1700s]
1 (pit someone/thing against) set someone or something in conflict or competition with:you’ll get the chance to pit your wits against the world champions historical set an animal to fight against (another animal) for sport: there were usually three dogs pitted against one lion
[because formerly set against each other in a ‘pit’ or enclosure]
put in place︰動詞片語，實施、施行。例句︰The government will put in place special measures to control the spread of the deadly disease.（政府將實施特別措施以控制該致命疾病的擴散。）
overhaul︰動詞，徹底革新。例句︰The old system of education should be overhauled.（舊的教育制度應全面改革。）
generic drugs︰學名藥，指原廠的專利期已過，其他藥廠可依原廠公佈的成分、製藥方式等資訊生產的藥物。與學名藥相對的是branded drugs（專利藥、原廠藥）。
2 一般的な, 包括的な（⇔specific）.
4 ((主に米))〈薬などが〉（商標登録による保護を受けず）一般名称で販売される. ▼brand name drugに対する
5 無印商品の, ノーブランドの.
- generic advertising