好马不吃回头草hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward 好人好事haǒ rén haǒ shì Pleasant person; good actions 学好三年,学坏三天xué hǎo sān nián, xué huài sān tiān Falling into bad ways is far easier than keeping to the good 也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way 好马不吃回头草hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
你好nǐ hǎo Hello 你好吗nǐ hǎo mǎ How are you? 今天天气好jīn tiāntiān qìhǎo The weather is good today
马 mǎ horse
Simplified picture of a rearing horse with the legs now represented by a single line
When the foreign powers forcibly opened up trade with China in the mid 19th century they did not wish to be subject to Chinese laws which they saw as unfair, savage and corrupt. The principle of Extra-Territoriality was used to make the treaty ports in China subject to foreign legislation over criminal acts, taxation and ownership. The system remained in force until the founding of the Republic of China in 1912. Read More
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