冰冻三尺,非一日之寒bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits 今非昔比jīn fēi xī bǐ The past is not always a good predictor of the future. Things change. 口是心非kǒu shì xīn fēi To say the opposite of what you really think 塞翁失马,安知非福sài wēng shī mǎ, ān zhī fēi fú A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. 想入非非xiǎng rù fēi fēi Let imagination run wild
As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.
With the dragon dance and the dragon boat festival the Chinese dragon is still a common sight in China. Considered well-intentioned and not evil the dragons that control the rains have been the most important animal in Chinese symbolism for thousands of years. Read More
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