抱薪救火bào xīn jiù huǒ Not solving a problem appropriately. Foolishness 城门失火,殃及池鱼chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all 刀山火海dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation 飞蛾投火fēi é tóu huǒ Heading for self destruction 赴汤蹈火fù tāng dǎo huǒ Showing great courage and valour 隔岸观火gé àn guān huǒ Just observing and not helping others when help is needed
The cultivation of rice for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.
Women in China
Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding. Read More
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