Read the following text carefully and then translate the underlined segments into Chinese. Your translation should be written clearly on ANSWER SHEET2. (10points)
IT SOUNDED like an ordinary sort of attempted coup. On the radio, a minister denounced "a conspiracy to destroy our democracy and kill the head of state". Reports were heard of nocturnal troop movements, as the coup's ringleaders were outflanked and arrested. (46)The government promised swift action to neutralise hostile elements, and appealed to MPs to stand by their president, Kumba Yalla, in his hour of peril.
But none of it rang true. (47)When the interior minister briefed the people of Guinea-Bissau on the disaster they had narrowly escaped early this month, opposition leaders demanded proof. Human-rights groups asked for the names of those detained. The government supplied few details. Cynics muttered that it had all been staged to distract attention from Mr Yalla's increasingly wayward presidency.
A former schoolteacher and opposition firebrand, Mr Yalla was elected to heal the wounds of this small West African country, scorched by civil war in 1998 and 1999. He won an impressive 72% of the vote early last year, after promising a new beginning and an end to corruption. (48)The public had grown sick of graft under the PAIGC, the party that had led the struggle against the Portuguese colonists and then stayed in power for 25 years, first trying to build a socialist state, then trying half-heartedly to reform it. Mr Yalla seemed different. He portrayed himself as a tribal elder in a red bobble hat who was going to clean up politics and improve people's lives.
(490But a recent series of public rows and gaffes has sapped Mr Yalla's prestige and raised serious questions about the country's future. When MPs thwarted him, Mr Yalla threatened to suspend parliament for ten years. As part of a vigorous but diffuse anti- corruption drive, he promised to sack 60% of the civil service. After an impromptu visit to the foreign ministry, Mr Yalla dismissed his foreign minister, Antonieta Rosa Gomes. Two newspapers have been suspended, and two radio stations have received cautions. Senior judges are in detention, accused of misappropriating funds. Charitable diplomats call the president's behaviour "erratic". Mr Yalla's enemies put it more strongly than that.
Guinea-Bissau can ill afford all this. (50)Even before the civil war, it was one of the poorest countries in Africa, whose fortunes fluctuated with groundnut prices. The government is desperate to woo back investors, and has drawn up a list of state-owned firms to privatise.
But the short-term prognosis is bleak. Guinea-Bissau's main industrial belt is a wasteland of derelict factories and broken machinery. Diplomatic representation is limited to a handful of embassies. America and others say they will return only when there is political and military stability, something that Mr Yalla now looks unlikely to deliver.