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 must have been signs that it was going 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
When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
China in Space
Since the 1960s China has quietly been builing up expertise and technology. China has already successfully landed a rover on the moon and has an orbiting space laboratory. In a race to put people on Mars it could well be China that gets there first. Read More
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