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双语新闻 (2015年7月21日)

  • 美国之音

**东芝总裁因会计丑闻引咎辞职**

日本东芝公司总裁田中久雄星期二辞职。之前该公司被揭露在几年的时间里将利润夸大了12亿美元。东芝夸大利润事件始于2008年。

一份独立报告将这一丑闻归咎于公司高层施加压力,要求达到难以完成的目标,以及不许员工挑战老板的企业文化。

田中久雄在东京面对众多记者的摄像镜头鞠躬致歉,引咎辞职。他说:“责任在管理层,包括我自己。作为回应,我辞去首席执行官和总裁的职务。”

东芝董事长室町正志将临时替代田中的职务。东芝的另外两名高管佐佐木则夫和西田厚聪也将辞职。东芝股票星期二从最近的跌势反弹,上涨6%。

Toshiba CEO Resigns in $1.2 Billion Scandal

The chief executive of Toshiba resigned Tuesday in response to revelations the company inflated its profits by $1.2 billion over the course of several years.

An independent report blamed the scandal on pressure from company leaders to meet difficult targets and a corporate culture that did not allow for employees to challenge their bosses.

CEO Hisao Tanaka bowed before cameras in Tokyo and took blame for the scheme, which dates back to 2008.

"The responsibility lies in the management, including myself," he said. "As a response, I am stepping down from the post as the CEO and president."

Toshiba Chairman Masashi Muromachi will serve as an interim replacement for Tanaka.

Two other high-level Toshiba figures, Norio Sasaki and Atsutoshi Nishida, are also stepping down for their involvement.

The company's stock rose six percent Tuesday, rebounding from recent losses.


**尼日利亚总统访美会晤克里国务卿**

美国国务卿克里星期二在国务院接待尼日利亚总统布哈里。布哈里正在对美国进行为期四天的访问。

布哈里星期一在白宫会晤了奥巴马总统,就博科圣地激进分子的威胁和其他问题交换意见。

奥巴马总统赞扬尼日利亚最近的选举是1999年军人统治结束以来第一次政权民主过渡。他说:“我们看到通过选举,权力和平过渡到新政府手中,这证明了尼日利亚致力于民主。”

奥巴马总统对博科圣地的攻击深感关切,但他相信布哈里总统对如何打败这个组织以及铲除影响尼日利亚经济繁荣的贪腐现象有一个明确的计划。奥巴马表示,他期待着与布哈里讨论美国和尼日利亚合作反恐等问题。

这次四天的美国之行是布哈里5月在尼日利亚罕见的权力和平过渡中就任以来首次访问华盛顿。

Nigerian President Buhari to Meet Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosts Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Department Tuesday, as the African leader continues a four day U.S. visit.

On Monday, the Nigerian leader met with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the threat posed by Boko Haram militants and other issues.

Mr. Obama praised the recent election in Nigeria marking the first democratic transfer of power since the end of military rule in 1999.

“We saw an election in which a peaceful transition to a new government took place," Obama said. "It was an affirmation to Nigeria’s commitment to democracy.”

He added he is very concerned by Boko Haram attacks and he believes President Buhari has a clear agenda about defeating the group and rooting out corruption that has held Nigeria's economic prosperity back.

Mr. Obama said he looks forward to discussing how the United States and Nigeria can cooperate on counterterrorism issues.

The four-day trip is Mr. Buhari's first to Washington since taking office in May in a rare peaceful transition of power in Nigeria.

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