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    quite a scene, wrap the issue

    1. The show at the hotel was quite a scene.

    What is the meaning of quite a scene?

    2. Ant--finning advocate Bo says supporters of shark's fin soup are trying to wrap the issue in the flag of China.

    What is the meaning of wrap the issue in the flag of China?


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    Re: quite a scene, wrap the issue

    1. "Quite a scene". It's difficult without knowing a bit more of the context, but I would say that it means that the show was very spectacular, with bright lights, colourful costumes, and so on.

    2. To try to "wrap the issue in the flag of China" is to try to involve Chinese national interests in the question. In other words, the supporters are saying that shark's fin soup is a Chinese national dish, and banning it would be a great blow to the interests and prestige of the country. It is regarded as being a rather unfair tactic in any debate.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: quite a scene, wrap the issue

    You have been around long enough, Ju, to know that you should have posted these questions in separate thread. In future, please ask questions about only one topic in a thread.

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    Re: quite a scene, wrap the issue

    Yes, thank you.

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