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高二阅读理解Great civilizations dating back to the Egyptian

时间:2019-01-11 18:24  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

 Great civilizations dating back to the Egyptian empire, the Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire have all used trade routes as part of their economy. Perhaps the most famous ancient trade route known today was “The Silk Road”. The recent BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) mirrors this in many ways. It’s a way to connect the vast continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia in a similar manner as the ancient Silk Road did   for the purpose of trade.
Trade between all the countries proposed in the BRI is possible today. But the BRI will make trade more efficient through newly built roads, railways, and shipping ports. The proposed infrastructure(基础设施) is through mutual(双方的) agreement, not through threats of military intervention. If a country does not want to participate, they can simply refuse. It is their decision.
Could the BRI eventually become sort of an Interstate Highway System for the continents and countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia? Nobody can predict the future but it seems like a possibility. In the near term the BRI seems to consist primarily of railways and shipping lanes but there appears to be highways being built alongside in many cases. Besides, railways can be more efficient ways for people to travel than by motor car. Either way, the BRI would open up more travel and tourism as a result of its primary purpose of trade in the near term.
One of the most impressive parts of the BRI, in my eyes, is that it aspires(追求) to be a peaceful
expansion between nations of open trade. China is spearheading the project with the assistance of the  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ( 亚投行) . The AIIB is also an economic endeavor of financial cooperation among most, if not all, the countries involved with the planning of the BRI.
Opening cooperative trade routes can come at a better time for China and the rest of Asia, Europe,   and Africa. The result will be a massive infrastructure program that will cover most of Asia, parts of Europe and parts of Africa, which will enable free trade across these three continents.
28. What does the underlined word mean in the first paragraph?
A. changes B. reflects C. differs D. separates
29. Which of the following is NOT true about the BRI?
A. The BRI can improve the efficiency of trade.
B. In the near term, the BRI consists mainly of railways and shipping lanes.
C. The expansion of the BRI is through threats and military forces.
D. Any country can join the BRI if it wants to.
30. What does the author think of the AIIB?
A. It only offers assistance to China. B. It is a part of the BRI.
C. It is the financial cooperation among few countries. D. China is playing an important part in it.
31. The attitude of the author towards the BRI is  .
A. optimistic B. pessimistic C. objective D. skeptical


答案28—31 BCDA

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