道高一尺,魔高一丈dào gāo yī chǐ, mó gāo yī zhàng There is always opportunity for evil to take root 横行霸道héng xíng bà dào Being deliberately obstructive 鸣锣开道míng luó kāi dao To prepare the public for an event 头头是道tóu tóu shì daò Logically and rigorously argued 邪门歪道xié mén wāi daò Dishonesty and deceit
The emblematic Giant Panda acts as China's ambassador in many leading zoos around the world. A captive breeding programme has proved effective in bringing the cutest of animals back from the brink of extinction.
The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost. Read More
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