1. 負資產 - Negative-equity properties
During the financial turmoil and resultant job losses, a lot of people struggled to repay the mortgages of their negative-equity properties.
2. 罷課 - Class boycott
Last week, 15 tertiary education institutions gathered at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to support a citywide class boycott to force the government to scrap the proposed national education curriculum
3. 水貨客 - Parallel traders
An influx of parallel traders has helped raise the prices of food and other daily necessities in the northern district.
4. 跨境 - Cross-border
Cross-border traders flooded streets near Sheung Shui MTR station, causing inconvenience to residents.
5. 譴責 - Condemned
The Shenzhen police were condemned for using excessive force on reporters who were covering the anti-Japanese protests in the city.