Frontpage words - March 4, 2010

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US left guessing over visit by Hu

by Kristine Kwok

SCMP, page A1 March 04, 2010


1. a nuclear security summit
- a meeting of heads of governments -

2. two American diplomats prepare to leave China today after a fence-mending visit
- a visit which purpose was to improve the poor relations between the US and the central government -

3. it would seriously sour China's ties with Western powers
- affect, deteriorate -

4. With hawkish views gaining ground in Beijing
- aggressive views getting more and more popular -

5. a state visit by Hu would be perceived as "undermining China's self-esteem"
- weakening -

6. You have to choose a lesser evil
- the idea that of two bad choices, isn't as bad as the other -

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