Week of May 21

Week of May 21

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

1. 平反 - vindicate

Student-activist group Scholarism held a march on Sunday in protest over Beijing's refusal to vindicate the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen movement.

2. 好戰的 - trigger-happy

The Philippine coastguard has been accused of being trigger-happy - behaviour said to be common in a nation that inherited its gun culture from the United States, and whose armed services are not known for their discipline.

3. 躲避 - dodge

Lawmakers accused former ICAC commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming of dodging questions and wasting time during the Legco Public Accounts Committee meeting.

4. 低調處理手法 - low-profile tactics

Police said an arrest warrant had been issued in January last year, but the actual arrest took place much later because they were using "low-profile" tactics.

5. 熊抱 - bear hug

Ho Kit-ming said she was held in a bear hug by a male policeman from behind during a protest against the chief executive.



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