不入虎穴焉得虎子bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ Great rewards require a great risk 不撒大网不得大鱼bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed 得鱼忘筌dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible 箭在弦上,不得不发jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā Things have reached a point when something must be done 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity 难得糊涂nan dé hú tu Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise
The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game. Read More
China's rail network
The development of railways in China 1860-1920 was driven by foreign capitalists. Different foreign nations built their own railways within their spheres of influence. This led to widespread resentment among Chinese people and it was not until 1949 that China started building its own network. The mountainous terrain over much of western China makes railways difficult to build, a link through to Tibet was only made in 2006. Proportionate to its size of population China still has a small network and recently it has been the construction of road and air links that has taken priority. Read More
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