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發佈日期:2021/01/04

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本節目內容節錄自ICRT EZ News 的新聞,110年1月4日18:20的News Online節目將為大家一起研讀ICRT 109年12月16日至12月22日的新聞內容,各摘錄一篇新聞來和大家分享,分別為:

 

  1. 1216號(星期三)Government Notifies CPTPP Members of Intent to Join

臺灣正積極推進加入CPTPP的非正式磋商

 

內文:

The government has notified (通知) member economies (會員經濟體) of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (跨太平洋夥伴全面進步協定) that Taiwan is seeking to join the regional trade deal.

 

Taiwan is seeking membership of the 11-nation bloc to cushion the impact of being excluded from the Beijing-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (區域全面經濟夥伴協定), which was formed in November.

 

Notified:通知

member economies:會員經濟體

the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership:

跨太平洋夥伴全面進步協定

to cushion:緩和

excluded from:被排斥

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership:區域全面經濟夥伴協定

 

The government says Taiwan is currently engaging in informal consultations with CPTPP member economies after notifying them of its desire to join the Japan-led trade bloc.

 

engaging in:進行

consultations:磋商

 

 

  1. 1217號(星期四)Foreign Chambers Laud Planned ID Numbering Change

外國商會讚美即將推出的居留證編碼更改

 

內文:

Representatives of foreign chambers are praising (讚揚,表揚) the

government's decision to change in the numbering system of Alien Resident

Certificates and Alien Permanent Resident Certificates.

 

According to European Chamber of Commerce C-E-O Freddie Hoglund, the chamber

has been studying the issue since 2010 and is very happy to finally be seeing

a solution, as it will provide foreign nationals living here in Taiwan

"easier access to e-commerce platforms."

 

praising:讚揚,表揚

Alien Permanent Resident Certificates:外籍人士永久居留證

to access to:使用(接近)

e-commerce platforms:線上購物(電子商務)平臺

 

However, Hoglund is cautioning that it could take some time to see if the

"new program is working well."

 

The National Immigration Agency says the new numbering system will affect

about eight hundred and seventy one thousand (871,000) A-R-C and some twenty thousand (20,000) A-P-R-C holders.

 

is cautioning:警告

 

 

  1. 1218號(星期五)Guam Governor to Visit Taiwan for 'Tourism Bubble' Talks

關島總督將訪問臺灣進行旅遊泡泡會談

 

內文:

The Governor of Guam, Lourdes Leon Guerrero, is planning to visit Taiwan next

month for talks on the establishment of a 'travel bubble' to help facilitate

the re-opening of the U-S territory's tourism industry.

 

Media outlets in Guam are citing Guerrero as saying Taiwan's government is

"very anxious" to receive her and that the visit will be encouraging for

economic diversity and the revitalization (獲得新生;復興) of tourism.

 

territory:本土(國土)

media outlets:媒體(Pacific News Center,「太平洋新聞中心」)

diversity:多元化

revitalization:獲得新生;復興

 

She also described her trip to Taiwan as "not being a concern, because of its

effective coronavirus control."

And according to foreign ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou, officials from

Taiwan and Guam have already had initial 'travel bubble' discussions and will

continue to coordinate on the matter.

 

to describe:說(描述)

not being a concern:不必擔心

initial:初步的

travel bubble:旅遊泡泡

to coordinate:協調

 

 

  1. 1221號(星期一)Al-Jazeera Journalists Targeted by Spyware    

間諜軟體鎖定半島電視臺記者

 

內文:

A cybersecurity watchdog says dozens of journalists at Al-Jazeera, the Qatari

state-owned media company, have been targeted by advanced spyware.

 

Citizen Lab says its previous research helped link the attempt to hack 36

journalists' personal phones to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the

United Arab Emirates.

 

cybersecurity watchdog網絡安全監督機構,指加拿大多倫多大學(University of Toronto)網路研究機構公民實驗室(Citizen Lab)。

Al-Jazeera:卡達半島電視臺

targeted:被鎖定

advanced spyware:先進間諜軟體(名叫Pegasus,是以色列間諜軟體開發商 NSO Group所打造的間諜程式)

link:聯繫

the United Arab Emirates:阿拉伯聯合大公國

 

The group traced the malware back to the Israel-based NSO Group, which has

been widely condemned for selling spyware to repressive governments.

Text messages were infecting targeted cellphones without the users needing to

take any action, such as clicking on suspicious (可疑的,引起懷疑的) links.

 

The coordinated attacks on Al-Jazeera occurred weeks before the normalization

of ties between Israel and the UAE.

 

traced:追溯

condemned:被譴責

repressive governments:專制政府

infecting:感染

suspicious :可疑的,引起懷疑的

the UAE:the United Arab Emirates(阿拉伯聯合大公國)

 

 

  1. 1222號(星期二)Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain

切斷:英國因新病毒株(菌株)的旅遊禁令而受打擊

 

內文:

Trucks waiting to get out of Britain are backing up for miles and people are

stranded (受困) at airports as many countries impose stringent (嚴格的)

travel restrictions on U.K. flights.

 

There are serious concerns about a new strain (新品種) of the coronavirus

that authorities say may spread more easily.

 

backing up:回堵(滯留)

be stranded:受困

to impose:祭出(實施,採取)

stringent:嚴格的

a new strain:新品種,新冠(變種)病毒菌株

 

A growing number of countries are halting air travel from the U.K., while

France has banned trucks from the country for a period of 48 hours while the

new variant is assessed (評估).

 

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the strain is "out of

control'' around London and southeastern England.

 

be halting:禁止

be assessed:被評估

 

But experts have urged caution, saying it's not clear if it's more lethal.

(致命的).

There were rising hopes Monday that France would allow traffic to flow again,

if truck drivers take coronavirus tests on arrival.

 

lethal:致命的

traffic to flow:運輸(交通)流動(通過)。

on arrival:抵達

 

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