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八月份 第 15 課

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  • (2009-08-21)------

  • Typhoon Death Toll in Taiwan Rises to 153, Hundreds Missing
  • 台灣颱風 153 死亡數百人失蹤
  •   Officials in Taiwan said Friday that 153 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of typhoon Morakot and that 464 others are still missing and feared dead.
  • 台灣當局星期五表示,已經證實有 153 人在颱風莫拉克襲擊後死亡,還有 464 人失蹤,這些人恐怕已經全部死亡。

  •   The government is launching a massive reconstruction effort as it faces widespread outrage over its slow response to Taiwan's worst storm in 50 years.
  • 台灣政府在民眾抗議政府救災行動緩慢的批評聲中,開始了大規模的災後重建工作;據信這是台灣 50 年來最嚴重的一次颱風襲擊。

  •   President Ma Ying-jeou was scheduled to attend a reconstruction briefing Friday, a day after the cabinet approved a $3 billion budget for post-typhoon reconstruction and rehabilitation.
  • 台灣總統馬英九預計將於星期五參加重建工作通報會,而在前一天政府內閣剛剛批准了一項 30 億美元的預算,專門用於災後重建修復。

  •   International relief continues to pour into Taiwan.
  • 國際援助繼續從世界各地湧向台灣。

  •   Four U.S. military helicopters are helping lift construction material to remote areas.
  • 美國派遣四架軍用直升機幫助台灣將建築材料運往邊遠地區。

  •   Engineers are working to assemble prefabricated homes donated by China to house thousands of people displaced by the storm.
  • 工程師們正在組裝中國大陸捐贈的簡易房屋,以安置數千名因為颱風無家可歸的人。

  •   The island is preparing for three days of mourning for the victims, starting Saturday.
  • 台灣從星期六開始為死難者舉行三天的悼念。

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  • ASEAN: Foreign Ministers Should Appeal for Aung San Suu Kyi's Release
  • 東盟要求緬甸釋放昂山素姬
  •   Senior officials from the Association of South Asian Nations agreed Friday to urge regional foreign ministers to appeal to Burma for the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • 東盟高級官員星期五達成共識,敦促區域外長聯名呼籲,要求緬甸釋放反對派領袖昂山素姬。

  •   Indonesia's delegate told Reuters news service "we need to convey our legitimate concerns" and that the foreign ministers would decide whether a letter or joint statement was most appropriate.
  • 印尼代表告訴路透社記者,東盟國家需要 "表達我們正當的憂慮",並表示區域外長們將在致函和發表共同聲明這兩者之間選擇最適宜的表達途徑。

  •   Asking for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi would be a stronger stand than ASEAN has been willing to take in the past.
  • 與過去相比,東盟現在採取了比較強硬的立場,要求緬甸釋放昂山素姬。

  •   Burma is a member of the 10-nation regional bloc, which has a policy of non-interference in member state's domestic affairs.
  • 緬甸是東盟 10 國區域組織的一個成員國,而東盟歷來採取不干涉成員國內政的政策。

  •   To date, ASEAN has expressed "deep disappointment" with Burma's military rulers for extending Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest.
  • 截至現在,東盟已經對緬甸軍政領導人決定延長對昂山素姬的軟禁表示 "十分失望"。

  •   A military court in Burma this month sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, to an additional 18 months of house arrest.
  • 這個月,緬甸的一個軍事法庭判決對昂山素姬延長軟禁 18 個月。

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