Rebecca Sy (centre), the sacked former head of Cathay Dragon’s union, at a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong last month. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Tracing ‘terrorism’, the loaded word being applied to the Hong Kong protests

  • The word entered English as a very specific term
  • While it lacks a universal definition today, most agree that it is highly charged and best avoided

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Rebecca Sy (centre), the sacked former head of Cathay Dragon’s union, at a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong last month. Picture: AFP
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