患难见真情huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are 情人眼里出西施qíng ren yǎn lǐ chū xī shī Beauty is in the eye of the beholder 心甘情愿xīn gān qíng yuàn Happy to do something; Delighted to help 一见钟情yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight
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
Thousands of years of seeking cures to illness in China has led to a wide range of traditional medicines and procedures being discovered. Nowadays traditional medicine is used for minor ailments and when western medicine fails.
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