藏龙卧虎cáng lóng wò hǔ There are people lurking with great power and strength 龙飞凤舞lóng fēi fèng wǔ Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous 龙争虎斗lóng zhēng hǔ dòu Struggle between two equal leaders 强龙难压地头蛇qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy 一龙生九种,种种不同yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other
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
Tea was the most important export that was weighed in the traditional Chinese unit of measurement called a 'catty'. It is colloqually known as the Chinese pound and is about 1.1pounds. The modern weight is aligned to the metric system as exactly 500grams. The container for tea, a 'caddy', is believed to have been named after the measure. In China it is known as the jin 斤 the word catty probably came from the Malay word for 'jin'. Read More
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