To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17, eight pop divas in the Chinese world, including Chang Hui-mei, A-lin, Elva Hsiao, Rainie Yang and Little S from Taiwan, Na Ying from China, Sandy Lam from Hong Kong and Tanya Chua from Singapore, have collaborated for the first time on a new single, “We Are One,” in support of the LGBT community.
Singer Jolin Tsai designed the painting for the cover of the CD. The song was released on the “Love Is King” YouTube channel, and another 115 artists took part in the music video, with each holding a rainbow placard in support of marriage equality.
As the issue of same-sex marriage continues to attract attention, the Judicial Yuan has said that the Grand Justices will release an interpretation on whether it is constitutional or not on next Wednesday at 4pm.
Photo courtesy of YouTube channel “Love Is King”
(CNA, translated by Eddy Chang)
五月十七日是「國際不再恐同日」，八位華人世界的流行天后首度攜手合作單曲「We Are One」，唱出同志心聲—包括台灣的張惠妹、A-lin、蕭亞軒、楊丞琳、小S、中國的那英、香港的林憶蓮和新加坡的蔡健雅。
1. phobia n.
(ju4 pa4; kong3 ju4 zheng4)
2. equality n.
(ping2 quan2; ping2 deng3)
3. same-sex adj.
(tong2 xing4 de5)
4. interpretation n.
5. constitutional adj.
(he2 xian4 de5)
With the recent heavy rainfall and humidity, wild mushrooms have been shooting up in mountain forests and grasslands. In Nantou County’s Puli Township a man picked some unfamiliar fungi growing in the National Chung Hsing University experimental forest area along Nanan Road and took them home to cook. The result was that the whole family of five had to rush to hospital. For the sake of filling their bellies they almost lost their lives. It was truly a case of biting off more than they could chew. You hear many stories of people eating unfamiliar mushrooms and giving themselves food
A: Argh! B: What is it? A: Cockroach! Over there by the bookshelf. It’s huge! B: Oh no, not another one. I’m beginning to think there’s a cockroach nest inside our apartment. Don’t worry, I’ll deal with it. A: 啊！ B: 怎麼了？ A: 有蟑螂！在書櫃那邊。超大隻！ B: 哦不，不要再來了。我開始覺得我們公寓裡有蟑螂窩了。別擔心，我會處理的。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
The sudden sharp fall in greenhouse gas emissions recorded in the early part of this year may seem like an environmental blessing, a breathing space as the world fights climate breakdown. Skies clear of aircrafts and streets free of cars have encouraged the return of nature and brought visions of a cleaner world. Carbon dioxide emissions had fallen by 17 percent on average by early April, according to a definitive study published in Nature Climate Change on May 19, as a result of the lockdown measures put in place around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the unprecedented decline