Hong Kong to establish a ‘platform for dialogue’ – News Review

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s leader, has said it will establish a ‘platform for dialogue’ to hear what Hong Kong protest demonstrators have to say. Learn about this story and English words in the news in this free English lesson.

The story
After weeks of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, the territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, has said she wants to listen to what people have to say. Demonstrations against creeping Chinese mainland influence over Hong Kong have escalated since mid-June.

Key words and phrases
deliberately ignores, avoids or rejects something

• Their government shuns any organisation that deals in weapons.
• If you care about the environment, you will shun plastic where possible.

olive branch
action taken as an attempt to end a disagreement

• I held out an olive branch to Rob by buying him a cookie.
• As an olive branch, he bought her a dozen red roses and had them delivered.

things given to reach an agreement

• The company made pay concessions to its staff.
• They made a diplomatic concession as an act of goodwill.

Language challenge

Which of these means ‘happening or developing slowly or gradually’?
a) creeping
b) nagging
c) striking

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50 Replies to “Hong Kong to establish a ‘platform for dialogue’ – News Review”

  1. Watch a previous report on the Hong Kong protests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53oPXwEA4os&list=PLcetZ6gSk968l1s4WuxwyhiyEUmg5GOZC&index=8

  2. Hi everybody, I am looking for a group to speak in english by skype,we can coment this video or some advanced articles eg.If you are interested tell me please

  3. Hello to both of you. Catherine, I am keen to tell you that your topless is really beautiful and it suits you very well .I like it so much. I am not buttering you up but I must ask you a favor. I live in Biarritz where the G7 is on the brink of starting and I would like you to make a video about this event. Did you program this? Thanks for looking into.

  4. Thank you Catherine & Dan for this brilliant episode! Loved it 👍💖! Dan, hope you won that fight you got your sore from😁😚

  5. Hi, in our culture, as people living in a Mediterranean city, we consider olives vegetables.
    Does this great tree grow in the UK?
    it mainly grows around the Mediterranean sea.

  6. Thank you BBC, radio london… Les Français parlent aux Français, je n'oublie jamais cela. Nous avons tellement souffert, oh je n'ai pas fait la Guerre mais mon Grand Père était Résistant, héros de l'ombre… sa parole était rare et précieuse.

  7. Fantastic BBC news journalist. I can not SHUN listening and learning every time I see you. Los quiero mucho Dan and Katherine. Saludos desde Perú

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