迟开的花未必不香chí kāi de huā wèi bì bú xiāng Success late in life is still success 花花世界huā huā shì jiè World seething with life 锦上添花jǐn shàng tiān huā Taking too much trouble with detail to try to achieve perfection. Fiddling when already complete. 镜花水月jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions 心花怒放xīn huā nù fàng Full flowering of joy 走马看花zǒu mǎ kàn huā To take a cursory look at something. Smug
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.
Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination. Read More
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