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hostage to the oil price在这里是什么意思呢? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-26 21:57:24 |Display all floors
The new middle class in countries like Brazil and Mexico derives its income from the private sector, not from public employment. There lies the big difference with Mr Chávez's Venezuela, where falling poverty depends almost entirely on a vast
increase in public spending, and is thus hostage to the oil price.
贫困的减少成了油价的人质?怎么理解呢?先谢谢各位啦~~~

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Post time 2007-8-27 14:17:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by watermark_tc at 2007-8-26 21:57
The new middle class in countries like Brazil and Mexico derives its income from the private sector, not from public employment. There lies the big difference with Mr Chávez's Venezuela, where fal ...


In Chinese we are more likely to say "牺牲品" rather then "人质" ?

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