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- Joseph Wu: Taiwan Focus of Ideological Battle
吳釗燮表示：臺灣是意識形態競爭的焦點（ICRT EZ News）
Foreign minister Joseph Wu warns that Taiwan is the focal point (中心，焦點)
of a battle between democracy and authoritarianism.
In a Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan video conference, Wu said Taiwan is
on the frontline of Chinese expansionism, and is battling to not fall under
the control of an authoritarian regime.
He said China is using the pandemic to make countries, particularly in
southern and central America, accept its political framework, through vaccine
diplomacy and the distribution of PPE.
Foreign minister Joseph Wu：外交部長吳釗燮
the focal point：焦點，中心
Foreign Correspondents Club：（日本）外國特派員協會、外國記者俱樂部（correspondent：通訊員、記者）
is battling to：正努力於，正奮力於
under the control of：控制
PPE：個人防護裝備（Personal Protective Equipment）。勞動部勞動及職業安全衛生研究所，個人防護具，指任何物料或器具穿戴於工人身上，以防止因暴露或接觸有害物質或外力而受傷害。Cambridge Dictionary：equipment and clothing that protects people from health risks at work.
And he said China is using economic and military power to expand its
influence in South-East Asia.
Wu said Taiwan is a reliable partner to help protect peace in the region, and
thanked Japan for its support of Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health
He also touted the strong partnership between Taiwan, Japan and the U-S.
the World Health Assembly：世界衛生大會
- Paraguay to purchase Taiwan-made COVID-19 vaccine
Taiwan’s United Biomedical, Inc. is only just finishing upPhase 2 trials for its COVID-19 vaccine. But while the vaccine is still a work in progress, South American nations are already signing up to ensure they get a supply.
For instance, Taiwan’s sole ally in the region, Paraguay, has already signed a contract with the company’s US-based affiliate for a million doses. The contract will take effect as soon as Taiwanese authorities grant the vaccine emergency use authorization.
Taiwan’s United Biomedical, Inc.：聯亞生技公司
be finishing up：正在完成
Phase 2 trials：2 期試驗
be signing up：正簽署（了）協議
to take effect：
Elsewhere in the region, the company has signed similar agreements with Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. These three countries combined have signed up to buy over one hundred million doses.
Hopefully, with Taiwanese help, this hard-hit part of the world will come closer to beating back COVID.
elsewhere：其他地方（例句1：elsewhere in the world：在世界其他地方；例句2：elsewhere it becomes dry today：其他地方今天變得乾燥）