Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in Chinese. After you have heard each sentence or paragraph, interpret it into English. Start interpreting at the signal... and stop it at the signal... You may take notes while you are listening. Remember you will hear the passages only once. Now, let us begin Part B with the first passage.
With the rapid development of science and technology and the swift changes in the world economic order and patterns, population and development have further become an important issue, which draws general concern of the international community.
It is the common choice of all countries to seek a way to achieve sustainable development with population, economy, society, resources and environment all in harmony.
China's main guidelines for tackling the population and development issue are clearly spelt out. China will take into consideration its basic national conditions, and tackle its own population and development issue in its own specific way.
With a full consideration of different cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs among om nationalities, China will persistently make great efforts in formulating and implementing population and development plans and policies.