It also took one most unusual step: Hours after troops quelled the protests, in which 156 people were reported killed, the state invited foreign journalists on an official trip to Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital and the site of the unrest, “to know better about the riots.” Indeed, it set up a media center at a downtown hotel — with a hefty discount on rooms — to keep arriving reporters abreast of events.
'Cut police pensions' for misconduct
Police officers should have to abide by a new code of ethics and those who commit serious misconduct should have their pensions docked, MPs say.
hair of the dog
Definition of dock
verb[with object] (usually be docked)
Origin:late Middle English: perhaps related to Frisian dok 'bunch, ball (of string, etc.)' and German Docke 'doll'. The original noun sense was 'the solid part of an animal's tail', whence the verb sense 'cut short (an animal's tail)', later generalized to 'reduce, deduct'
- Side by side: ships docked two abreast.
- Up to date: keeping abreast of the latest developments.