That role as host, together with the China’s growing global influence — including its vast Belt and Road Initiative to build international infrastructure — has thrown a spotlight on its own impact on, and efforts to preserve, biodiversity.
1.thrown a spotlight on，spotlight是聚光灯的意思，与throw light on类似，意为照亮,阐明,使理解,启迪
2.has thrown a spotlight on its own impact on, and efforts to preserve, biodiversity.其实可以分成两个部分:its own impact on biodiversity和 its efforts to preserve biodiversity
The delay by the Japanese government, along withslapdashand ineffectivecontainmentmeasures during the two-week isolation period, would help turn the Diamond Princess into a floating epidemiological disaster.
Feverish passengers were left in their rooms for days without being tested for the virus. Health officials and even some medical professionals worked on board without full protective gear. Sick crew members slept in cabins with roommates who continued their duties across the ship, undercutting thequarantine.
The U.S. government this past week allowed 14 Americans who were infected to boardevacuationflights with hundreds of passengers who weren’t. Japanese officials have since letclose to1,000 passengers who tested negative walk free, even though experts fear some of them have been exposed and could later develop symptoms. Crew members were expected to start leaving this weekend.
On Saturday, the health minister admitted that 23 passengers had been released from the ship without taking a valid recent test and had traveled by public transit afterdisembarkingthis
Now that the quarantine has ended and most of the passengers have left, the concern is that they could start spreading the viruson shore.
本文节选自：New York Times（纽约时报）
vt. & vi. (使)登陆〔上岸〕
1.close to 接近于, 在…的近旁
2.on shore 海岸的;在岸上的,在近岸处的；朝着岸的,向陆的
The delay by the Japanese government, along with slapdash and ineffective containment measures during the two-week isolation period, would help turn the Diamond Princess into a floating epidemiological disaster.
结构:The delay … , along with … ,would turn … into …
例句:The delay in rescue time,along with the medical equipment is not perfect, would turn the cure into a powerless resistance.
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