What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 25-31, 2020
Xi-Jinping, through the mechanism of the annual “two sessions” meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (NPPCC), saw to the imposition of new security laws governing the Semi-Autonomous Region of Hong Kong. It was an effort to thwart the persistent pro-democracy movement and protests with what was called a “nuclear option” and is said to kill THIS IDEA that guided Hong Kong’s exist.
A strong cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, named THIS, took over 100 lives in India and Bangladesh, and affected more than 13 million people through damage to homes, land and crops.
In a letter he shared by Twitter President Trump issued an ultimatum to THIS organization calling for “substantive improvements within the next 30 days” or the funding would be permanently ended.
Japan’s success in limiting Covid-19 infections has been noteworthy. Observers have credited THIS/THESE factors.
THIS world leader went on trial Sunday charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
China convened the “Two Sessions” last week after a postponement from the usual March dates. They include the top legislative body and the top political body. The latter is the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The former is THIS body of 3,000 deputies that “passes major laws, decides on major issues, and supervises the work of the State Council, the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate,” according to the China news agency.
Five tankers from THIS COUNTRY were approaching Venezuela to provide needed supplies of gasoline. However, the United States warned that this transaction was in violation of international sanctions on both nations.