耳目一新ěr mù yī xīn A change of place, everything fresh and new 目瞪口呆mù dèng kǒu dāi Dumb struck 鼠目寸光shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future. 有目共睹yǒu mù gòng dǔ Obvious to everybody
China in Space
Since the 1960s China has quietly been builing up expertise and technology. China has already successfully landed a rover on the moon and has an orbiting space laboratory. In a race to put people on Mars it could well be China that gets there first. Read More
The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost. Read More
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