Words in the news: Week of Nov.6

Words in the news: Week of Nov.6

You have probably heard these news terms being discussed in the papers or on TV. Here is how to use them in English:

1. 太子黨 - princeling
Xi Jinping is the "princeling" son of Xi Zhongxun, one of China's first generation of communist leaders.

2. 中央軍事委員會 - Central Military Commission
The next Central Military Commission, the mainland's top military body, will include generals who are close to former party chief Jiang Zemin, current general secretary Hu Jintao and his heir Xi Jinping.

3. 中國共產黨全國代表大會 - Communist Party Congress
The Chinese Communist Party's 18th Congress, scheduled to start in Beijing on Thursday, is the most important political meeting in China in 10 years.

4. 中共中央政治局常委會 - Politburo Standing Committee
The Politburo Standing Committee is the Chinese Communist Party's top decision-maker.

5. 中審法院 - Court of Final Appeal

A mainland scholar has suggested all judges of the Court of Final Appeal should be Chinese nationals, to reflect the principle of Hongkongers ruling Hong Kong.



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