public opinion

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 June, 2009, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 How many people did Deng Yujiao stab?

a. four

b. two

c. three

d. one

2 Who was the blogger who highlighted the case?

a. Zhou Jiugeng

b. Xia Lin

c. Wu Gan

d. Wang Wei

3 Why did Ms Deng's mother dismiss the lawyers?

a. due to pressure from local police

b. she thought her daughter was guilty

c. they weren't doing their job

d. her daughter asked her to

4 Who is Wang Wei talking about when he describes them as being seen as 'enemies of the people'?

a. netizens

b. lawyers

c. senior government officials

d. waitresses

5 According to a newspaper, why were netizens so interested in the case?

a. they fear that any one of them could be a victim

b. compassion

c. nothing else happened that week

d. the police did not release all details

6 When was Ms Deng charged with manslaughter?

a. June 26

b. June 22

c. June 16

d. June 19

Word power

Match the following words with their meanings below

1 provincial

2 arrested

3 content

4 civic

5 transparency

6 serve

a. perform duties or services for another

b. openness

c. region outside the capital of a country

d. seized by the police

e. duties of people in relation to their town or city

f. happy and satisfied

Think about

1. Do you think courts should take citizens' feelings into account in criminal trial judgments?

2. Why do you think mainlanders felt they had the right to interfere with a court case?

3. Compare Hong Kong's laws for contempt of court to the mainland's. Do you think the mainland should have stronger contempt of court rules?


June 15

Reading comprehesion 1. d, 2. c, 3. b, 4. c, 5. a

Word power 1. a, 2. c, 3. e, 4. f, 5. d, 6. b