dì supreme ruler

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dì (earth) dì (younger brother) dì (ordinal (1st,2nd))

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始皇帝 Emperor Qin Shihuangdi
洪武帝 Emperor Hongwu
永乐帝 Emperor Yongle
黄帝 Yellow Emperor
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Lì bù cóng xīn [li bu cong xin]
strength not from feeling
Strong ambition but no motivation
Falling short of ambition
If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well
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