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[팟캐스트](118) 역사교과서 국정화 발표 외 1건


진행자: 석지현, Paul Kerry

1. 정부, 역사교과서 국정화 발표

기사요약: 정부가 현행 검정제는 실패라는 판단 하에 2017년부터 중고등학교 역사교과서의 국정화 방침을 확정 고시했다.

Korea confirms state textbook plan

[1] Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn announced Tuesday that South Korea would officially reinstate government-issued history textbooks for secondary education from 2017, saying that the current system had failed after four years of implementation.

*reinstate: 복귀, 회복시키다
*secondary education: 중등교육
*implementation: 시행, 실행 (=carry out a plan, put a plan into action or practice)

[2] “It is realistically impossible to author a correct history textbook under the current system. It is the government’s conclusion that the privately-authored system has failed,” Hwang said during a joint press conference with Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea at the Seoul Government Complex. “We need to make a textbook based on objective facts, and true to constitutional values.”

*author: 동사로 집필 (n. 저자)
*true to: ~에 충실한 (=faithful)

[3] He said that current history circles were dominated by left-leaning scholars, and private publication could only create textbooks that were favorable to the leftists and North Korea.

*left-leaning: 좌파의 (=left-wing ↔ right-wing)
*favorable: 호의적인, 유리한

기사 전문:

2. 한국교역, 중국 쏠림 현상 심화…교역 의존도 23% 첫 돌파

기사요약: 한국 교역의 중국 쏠림 현상이 심화되면서 중국의 경제 성장 둔화에 직격탄을 맞을 수도 있다는 우려가 일고 있다.

Trade dependency on China reaches all-time high

[1] Korea is more dependent on trade with China than ever, which could aggravate concerns over the prolonged slowdown in its exports as China’s economic growth slows.

*aggravate: 악화시키다 (↔ alleviate)
*prolonged: 장기화된

[2] According to Statistics Korea, trade volume with China accounted for 23.2 percent of South Korea’s total trade for the first nine months of the year, up 1.8 percentage points over the same period last year.

[3] Korea’s trade with the world’s largest economy by purchasing power came to $168.8 billion during the January-September period, while it posted 727.6 billion won in combined exports and imports with trade partners worldwide.

*purchasing power: 구매력