"What's the deal" is an American colloquialism. Depending on context, it may mean: What's the situation? What's happening? What's wrong? What's the problem? What's the matter?
When Zhang Yimou conceived the opening gala for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he intended that fireworks would show off one of the "four great inventions of ancient China".
That means they are twisting a story around in order to make the story appear more favorable. In other words, to put a spin on something is to lie about it.
Sparks from fireworks were suspected to have caused the fire that lasted six hours from Monday evening until the early hours of yesterday morning and nearly destroyed the newly built Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing. The incident triggered a new round of argument in the Chinese capital in favor of prohibiting the practice of celebrating festivals with fireworks.
The chick-or-egg refers to the idiomatic expression: "Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?"
It means it's not easy to ask banks to start lending simply because government money is being put into them.
Premier Wen Jiabao expressed optimism about China's ability to battle the impact of the current global economic crisis and emphasized the importance for the world to maintain confidence against the crisis during his recent European tour.
The flip side means the other side, the side that's often ignored or simply unseen.
Many people are now wondering whether the education industry will also start to experience a downfall as a result of the global financial crisis, (GFC).
The word outlook refers to a view. You look out the window from your room for example and you will see a view and that view is an outlook in its fundamental sense.
Extremely "real looking" fake bank notes have appeared in several provinces and cities across the country causing panic among the public because there were reports that even bill scanners failed to detect them.