To Attack the DPP, the Pan-Blue Camp Depicts Taiwan as Having One of the World’s Worst Coronavirus Responses – bipo-spike-throwaway

August 2021 Issue

August 2021 wen zhang

To Attack the DPP, the Pan-Blue Camp Depicts Taiwan as Having One of the World’s Worst Coronavirus Responses

為了打擊民進黨,泛藍陣營不惜把台灣對新冠肺炎的因應說成全世界倒數

THE PAST YEAR has been one in which Taiwan saw international accolades for its handling of COVID-19, with Taiwan avoiding the lengthy lockdowns that the rest of the world has seen and remaining mostly COVID-free in 2020.

For many Taiwanese, then, this was a moment of pride—in which Taiwan’s accomplishments could be highlighted in the international world. Taiwan has long been excluded from the international community and it is marginal, because it is consistently overshadowed by its larger neighbor across the Taiwan Straits—China. During this time, the Tsai administration sought to leverage increased global awareness of Taiwan in order to boost soft power, as well as to expand Taiwan’s international space.

過去一年來,台灣對COVID-19的應對受到了國際讚譽,因為台灣在2020年能夠免於世界其他地方的長期封鎖,並且能多半阻絕疫情影響。

於是,對許多台灣人來說,這是光榮的一刻──台灣的成就得以在國際上受到矚目。台灣長久以來受到國際社會排除,處於邊緣狀態,因為台灣一直都被台灣海峽對岸的強大鄰國──中國遮蔽。這些時日以來,蔡英文政府致力於借助全球對台灣的更多關注以增強軟實力,同時拓展台灣的國際空間。