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冷战2.0(lěngzhàn )Cold War 2.0

A popular phrase referring to the outbreak of the second Cold War between Russia and the US after the recent Ukraine crisis, which originated from protests against former president Viktor Yanukovych's decision last November to abandon an association agreement with the European Union in favor of Russian aid.[......]

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沙发试镜(shāfā shìjìng )Casting couch

This term originated in the Western motion picture industry, with specific reference to couches in offices that could be used for sexual activity between casting directors or film producers and aspiring actresses or actors. It also refers to the trading of sexual favors by an aspirant, apprentice employee or subordinate to a superior in return for entry into an occupation, or for other career advancement within an organization.[......]

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