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Chinese in Current Affairs-0027(Sentences:183 - 185): How to Say "China to Tighten Monetary Policy in 2008:



2007 has been one of the best years in Chinese history with the economy of China maintaining the fast pace of development of the past several years. However, to prevent the economy from overheating and to prevent inflation, China will carry out a "tight" monetary policy and a "prudent" financial policy in 2008. So, today, I would like to introduce some new sentences about this topic. Also, you will learn about the position of time words in Chinese sentences.

I do hope this will be a little help to you in learning more about China and in learning Chinese.


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No.0183: 2008年,中国将其“稳健的”货币政策调整为“紧缩的”货币政策。
           --   China will shift its monetary policy "from prudent to tight" in 2008。

No.0184: 多种货币工具将被用于防止经济过热,遏制通货膨胀。
           -- Various monetary instruments should be used to prevent its economy from overheating and to try to contain accelerating inflation.

No.0185: 明年,中国将继续实施“稳健的”财政政策。   
 China will maintain a "prudent" fiscal policy for the coming year.

Note: As you can see from these sentences, when we use expressions of time such as “this year”, “coming year” or “2008”, we usually put them at the beginning of a sentence and not at the end of a sentence as you do in English.

We can also say “China 2008 what what ”, but not “China what what in 2008” as in English. We usually do not put references to time on the end of sentences as you do in English.

So, an adverb of time can occur before the subject or after the subject, but not after a verb or an object. In other words, an adverb of time cannot be the end of a sentence in Chinese.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write to, or, you are welcome.

--Shirley Zhang

Written, Edited and Recorded On Sun, Dec 9, 2007