Week of May 7

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Hong Kong students react to Jupas results: “It will be less stressful than secondary school”

Hong Kong universities report record admission rates, new low in applicant numbers

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Hong Kong raises T3 storm signal, classes at kindergartens and special schools suspended

4 Cantonese phrases to show support for dancers hurt at Mirror concert

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

1. 檢討委員會 - review committee

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has set up a four-member review committee, reporting directly to him, to look at the existing system and regulations governing entertainment expenses at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

2. 退位 - abdicated

Queen Beatrix, of the Netherlands, abdicated after 33years on the throne. Her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, was sworn in as the nation's new king last week.

3. 執政聯盟 - ruling coalition

Malaysia's ruling coalition won the general election, to extend its 56-year rule, despite its worst ever showing.

4. 投票率 - voter turnout

Up to 13 million Malaysians voted on Sunday. The Election Commission estimated the voter turnout to be a record high of 80 per cent.

5. 臨時禁制令 - interim injunction

Mr Justice Godfrey Lam Wan-ho will decide whether to grant an interim injunction to force striking dockers to leave Cheung Kong Center - the headquarters of billionaire Li Ka-shing. Li's Hongkong International Terminals owns the docks.

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