Tim and Paz talk with guests Catherine and Howard, hosts of the Morning Taiwan Glocal News daily live podcast. Glocal? That’s a mash-up of “global” and “local”. Learn about the G7 Summit in Hiroshima and its relevance to Taiwan. Discover what you think about text abbreviations, hermit mode, gaslighting, and oxymorons!
Delegation代表團(n.) Sidelines 副業(n.)
Taiwan does not have an official governmental delegation at the G7 Summit; however, it may have contacts and connections on the sidelines.
Imminent 即將發生的(adj.) Slogan 標語；口號(n.)
Tired of empty slogans, Catherine wants the G7 Summit to result in more concrete changes and smart solutions about climate change because the threat it poses is more imminent now.
People are worried that there will be intensive military combat around the nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
As China’s aggression becomes more obvious, more people in Taiwan are becoming interested in international news, aware that they should care more about what is going on in the world, how Taiwan is seen internationally, and how Taiwan presents itself.
Broaden 變寬(v.) Relevance 相關性；意義(n.)
Until recently, the audience for international news in Taiwan mostly consisted of highly educated people and people who have lived abroad, but it has broadened to include people who care about Taiwan’s relevance and presence in the world.