“The powers that be” nghĩa là gì?

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“The powers that be” = đó chính là quyền lực -> nghĩa là người/lực lượng nắm quyền thế hoặc sự điều khiển.

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“For their daring to go against the powers that be, and persistence in upholding the rights of ‘the 12’, the authorities have resorted to ending their professional career and cutting off their livelihoods,” they said in a statement.

A group representing family members of the activists said they believed the timing of the actions against the two lawyers indicated that they were "obviously revenge for their involvement" in the Hong Kong case. "For their daring to go against the powers that be, and persistence in upholding the rights of the twelve, the authorities have resorted to ending their professional career and cutting off their livelihoods," the families said in a statement.

However, it is probably not just the new US president's style that is driving Saudi Arabia in particular toward a new course of reconciliation. It is likely the powers-that-be in Riyadh have realized that the boycott (tẩy chay) is one thing above all and that is counterproductive (phản tác dụng).

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