泰国总理与红衫运动代表展开磋商
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Face-to-face talks between the Thai PM and protesters who want his resignation and new elections have been adjourned1, with a new round due on Monday.

泰国总理与要求其下台并重新选举的红衫运动反对者代表之间新一轮的面对面会谈已被推迟至星期一。

A spokesman for Abhisit Vejjajiva said he had accepted the offer of talks in an effort to "restore peace and minimise the chance of violence".

His meeting with the protest leaders was broadcast live on Thai TV.

Correspondents say the talks are a sign of compromise(妥协,折衷) after two weeks of demonstrations2 in the capital, Bangkok.

During the protests, the prime minister consistently(一贯地,一致地) said he would not bow to any ultimatums3(最后通牒) .

Earlier, four soldiers were injured after grenades(手榴弹) were thrown at a heavily guarded army barracks(兵营,营房) on the outskirts4(市郊,郊区) of the city, which Mr Abhisit has been using as a base.

It is not known who carried out the attack, but the Red-Shirts - a loose coalition5 of left-wing activists6 and supporters of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra - had been due to march there on Sunday.

Neutral venue7

Mr Abhisit went on television on Sunday morning to say he was open to negotiations9, but insisted he would "not there be there to talk" if the protesters proceeded to march on the barracks.

"It will not be possible under this kind of tense circumstance to hold negotiations," he said. "I still insist that I am open to negotiation8 as long as there are no threats, hostility10 or pressure."

Red-Shirt leader Nattawut Saikua subsequently(随后,后来) delayed the rally, saying he wanted to give the government time to consider an offer of negotiations between small delegations12.

The meeting was held at an academic research institute in Bangkok, deemed to be a neutral(中立的) venue.

Sitting across a conference table from each other, the two teams of three representatives shook hands and then listened politely while the others set out their positions.

Veera Muksikapong, a member of the Red-Shirt delegation11, stated that the movement respected Mr Abhisit as an individual, but then repeated their demand for fresh elections.

"Our request is simple and direct: dissolve parliament for the people to decide again," he told the prime minister.

Mr Abhisit, flanked(守侧面) by two trusted aides, questioned whether calling elections would ease tensions or exacerbate13(使恶化,使加剧) them.

"I have to make a decision based on a consensus14(一致,舆论) from the entire country, not just the Red-Shirts," he said. "We have to think: will dissolution(解散,解除) really solve the problem?"



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1 adjourned 1e5a5e61da11d317191a820abad1664d     
(使)休会, (使)休庭( adjourn的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The court adjourned for lunch. 午餐时间法庭休庭。
  • The trial was adjourned following the presentation of new evidence to the court. 新证据呈到庭上后,审讯就宣告暂停。
2 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
3 ultimatums 9035f51e32ed228abc3e015add52415a     
最后通牒( ultimatum的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Environmental groups in Nevada and the Midwest have issued similar ultimatums. 内华达和中西部的环保团体也发布了类似的最后通牒。
  • A proactive teacher doesn't deliver ultimatums. [先发制人式]师并不下最后通牒。
4 outskirts gmDz7W     
n.郊外,郊区
参考例句:
  • Our car broke down on the outskirts of the city.我们的汽车在市郊出了故障。
  • They mostly live on the outskirts of a town.他们大多住在近郊。
5 coalition pWlyi     
n.结合体,同盟,结合,联合
参考例句:
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
6 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 venue ALkzr     
n.犯罪地点,审判地,管辖地,发生地点,集合地点
参考例句:
  • The hall provided a venue for weddings and other functions.大厅给婚礼和其他社会活动提供了场所。
  • The chosen venue caused great controversy among the people.人们就审判地点的问题产生了极大的争议。
8 negotiation FGWxc     
n.谈判,协商
参考例句:
  • They closed the deal in sugar after a week of negotiation.经过一星期的谈判,他们的食糖生意成交了。
  • The negotiation dragged on until July.谈判一直拖到7月份。
9 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
10 hostility hdyzQ     
n.敌对,敌意;抵制[pl.]交战,战争
参考例句:
  • There is open hostility between the two leaders.两位领导人表现出公开的敌意。
  • His hostility to your plan is well known.他对你的计划所持的敌意是众所周知的。
11 delegation NxvxQ     
n.代表团;派遣
参考例句:
  • The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.我们代表团的声明非常适合时宜。
  • We shall inform you of the date of the delegation's arrival.我们将把代表团到达的日期通知你。
12 delegations 13b3ac30d07119fea7fff02c12a37362     
n.代表团( delegation的名词复数 );委托,委派
参考例句:
  • In the past 15 years, China has sent 280 women delegations abroad. 十五年来,中国共派280批妇女代表团出访。 来自汉英非文学 - 白皮书
  • The Sun Ray decision follows the federal pattern of tolerating broad delegations but insisting on safeguards. “阳光”案的判决仿效联邦容许广泛授权的做法,但又坚持?;ご胧?。 来自英汉非文学 - 行政法
13 exacerbate iiAzU     
v.恶化,增剧,激怒,使加剧
参考例句:
  • WMO says a warming climate can exacerbate air pollution.世界气象组织说,气候变暖可能会加剧空气污染。
  • In fact efforts will merely exacerbate the current problem.实际上努力只会加剧当前的问题。
14 consensus epMzA     
n.(意见等的)一致,一致同意,共识
参考例句:
  • Can we reach a consensus on this issue?我们能在这个问题上取得一致意见吗?
  • What is the consensus of opinion at the afternoon meeting?下午会议上一致的意见是什么?
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