风吹草动fēng chuī cǎo dòng A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence 风雨同舟fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together 看风使舵kàn fēng shǐ duò Not sticking to the big plan. A fickle mind 空穴来风未必无因kōng xuè lái féng wèi bì wú yīn There are always clues that something is about to happen 弱不禁风ruò bù jīn fēng Fragile, unable to withstand further setbacks 煽风点火shān fēng diǎn huǒ Create a lot of trouble
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an important regional grouping of nations in East Asia. China is the lead nation, the nations are pledged to respect each other's sovereignty and co-operate on regional issues. It is possible it will develop like NATO into a military alliance. Read More
The Long March
Without the Long March it is very unlikely there would have been a Communist government in China. The march of Mao and other leaders was of 6,000 miles through the snow and mountains of Western China to escape the clutches of the Nationalist Army. Of the 60,000 who set out from Jiangxi only 7,000 arrived in Shaanxi. It represented dogged determination and mutual dependence that remained for the rest of their lives. Mao Zedong emerged as the wily tacticianwho out-foxed his opponents. Read More
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