鹤立鸡群hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior) 鸡飞蛋打jī fēi dàn dǎ Complete disaster 鸡犬不宁jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement 嫁鸡随鸡, 嫁狗随狗jià jī suí jī, jià gǒu suí gǒu Changing approach and actions according to who you are with 宁做鸡头,不当凤尾nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one 牛鼎烹鸡niú dǐng pēng jī Inappropriate scale for action. A minor event does not require such large preparation
China had its own system of weights and measures that were scaled in units of ten long before the French adopted the metric system in the late eighteenth century. When the Republic of China was declared in 1912 the Chinese authorities aligned the traditional Chinese measures to the Metric system. The traditional measure of distance the 'li' 厘 is now defined as 500meters (which is 547 yards). Read More
You can find information not only about China's long history but its present and future too. We cover the years since 1912, the space program, the current leadership and system of government as well as some lengthy musing on China's future direction. Read More
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