[時事英文] 「霸佔主席台」英文怎麼說?

The speaker’s podium must be very sturdy to have survived all these scuffles.

主席台一定是非常堅固耐操才能經得起接二連三的衝突。

sturdy: 結實的,牢固的;強壯的
 
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Lawmakers in Taiwan’s legislature scuffled last Tuesday over the nomination of Chen Chu, a former Kaohsiung mayor and top advisor to President Tsai Ing-wen, to head the Control Yuan, an oversight board that the administration has long wished to eliminate. Legislators from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) occupied the Legislative Yuan Tuesday morning while others laid outside on a driveway to block Chen from entering and thus delay the nomination proceedings.

1. legislature 立法機構
2. scuffle (v.) over 發生衝突; scuffle (n.) (尤指少數人的)短暫扭打,小衝突
3. the nomination of 提名
4. a top advisor 最高顧問
5. Control Yuan 監察院
6. head(v.) 領導,主管
7. oversight board 監察委員會
8. legislator 立法者
9. occupy the Legislative Yuan 佔領立法院
10. nomination proceedings 提名程序

台灣立法機關的立法委員因前高雄市長及蔡英文總統的最高顧問陳菊的監察院長任命案起衝突。監察院是行政機機關長久以來想要廢除的監察機構。反對黨國民黨(KMT)的立委上周二早上佔領了立法院,其他人則躺在車道上阻止陳進入,從而推遲了提名程序。

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Last Wednesday (July 15), the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus accused the Legislative Yuan of using police force against lawmakers when hundreds of officers were assigned to protect Control Yuan presidential nominee Chen Chu during a scuffle in the legislative compound on 14 July. KMT legislators clashed with lawmakers from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as they tried to enter through a back door while Chen was escorted by police through a side door, only for KMT members to take down the speaker’s podium in the chamber.

11. caucus 黨團
12. Legislative Yuan 立法院
13. use police force against 利用治安權力
14. presidential nominee(監察院)院長候選人
15. compound (n.) (圍起來的)場地,樓群,院落 (這裡legislative compound 指立法院內)
16. clash(v.) with 打鬥,打架;發生衝突;爭論,爭辯
17. enter through a backdoor 從後門進入
18. be escorted by 被護送
19. speaker’s podium 主席台*
20. chamber (用於特定用途或官方用途的)房間,室,廳;議院

上周三(7月15日)中國國民黨黨團指控立法院利用治安權力在14日的立院混戰中對抗立法委員,派遣了數百名警力來保護監察院長候選人陳菊。國民黨立委與民進黨立委發生衝突,他們試圖由後門進入,而陳在警察的陪同下由側門進入,因為國民黨議員撤下議院裡的主席台。

*occupy the speaker’s podium 攻佔主席台

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It was the second time in the past two weeks KMT lawmakers have stormed the legislature and scuffled with DPP members to prevent a confirmation vote of Chen. The KMT has alleged Chen will not be impartial as she is a DPP member and a former aide to President Tsai.

21. storm the legislature
22. allege (v.)指控 (對方有不法事宜,但尚未有證據證實)
23. impartial 公正的,無偏見的
24. a former aide 先前的助手

這是過去兩週以來國民黨議員第二次攻佔立法機關,與民進黨立委發生衝突,以阻止陳的同意權投票。由於民進黨佔立法院多數席位,陳很輕易就被提名。國民黨指稱,由於陳身為民進黨成員,也曾是蔡總統的助手,陳(來出任監察院長)難以客觀公正。

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Last Tuesday’s brawl came as a broad political consensus grows to eliminate the Control Yuan and the Examination Yuan, another of Taiwan’s five branches of government, instead folding their powers into those of the legislature, amid longtime accusations that their members are not truly independent from the government officials they seek to watch over.

25. brawl 混戰
26. broad political consensus 廣泛的的政治共識
27. the Examination Yuan 考試院
28. fold sth into sth 合併*
29. accusation 指控
30. not truly independent 並非真正獨立
31. watch over 監督

*fold sth into sth : https://bit.ly/2Blrjla

上星期二的混戰來自於逐漸形成的廣泛的政治共識,即廢除台灣的五院分立中的監察院和考試院,長期以來,人們一直指責其成員並非真正獨立於他們尋求監督的政府官員,而是將其權力歸於立法機關。但是民進黨和國民黨在如何達成上存有分歧。過去,兩個政黨在執政時似乎都不太願意推動必要的憲法修正案以廢除這兩個機構。

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On July 17, the Legislature approved the appointment of Chen Chu as head of the Control Yuan, after days of discord between the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and opposition Kuomintang over her nomination. Chen was confirmed as president of the Control Yuan in a 65-3 vote, with two votes invalidated, in the 113-seat Legislature. Lawmakers of the main opposition KMT, who had vehemently opposed Chen’s nomination from the start, abstained from the confirmation vote.

32. approve the appointment of 批准…的委任
33. the head of 的首長
34. days of discord 多日衝突
35. invalidated 無效、作廢
36. vehemently oppose 強烈反對
37. from the start 打從一開始
38. abstain from 棄權

經過執政的民進黨與反對黨國民黨多日衝突,立法院於7月17日批准任命陳菊為監察院院長。 在立院113個席位中,陳以65票對3票通過為監察院院長,兩票無效。 主要反對黨國民黨的立委從一開始就強烈反對陳的提名,但在確認投票中棄權。

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完整報導:

1. The Diplomat: https://bit.ly/2CQiYX8

2. Taipei Times: https://bit.ly/3eLGtxF

3. Focus Taiwan: https://bit.ly/2OLfVlK

圖片出處: https://bit.ly/3fQYko8

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