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
Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
The symbolism of Chinese colors has been strong for thousands of years. Each dynasty had its own associated color and some colors were reserved for Imperial use -only Imperial roofs could use golden yellow tiles. Colors are heavily used in opera make-up to identify the main character traits. Read More
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