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杯水车薪bēi shuǐ chē xīn Put in insufficient effort into solving a problem
我们要两杯咖啡wǒ ményào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want to cups of coffee 我们喝了四杯绿茶wǒ ménhē lesì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea
The Dragon boat festival commemorates Qu Yuan 343 - 278 BCE an incorruptible public official who drowned himself in defiance of widespread corruption. The festival has older roots as it is associated with the dragons that ruled the waters. Read More
Women in China
Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding. Read More
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