冰冻三尺,非一日之寒bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits 常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor 度日如年 dù rì rú nián Time seems to pass very slowly 今日事,今日毕jīn rì shì, jīn rì bì Finish the current job before doing anything new 来日方长lái rì fāng cháng There is adequate time 日以继夜rì yǐ jì yè Working without a break. Exhausted
The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game. Read More
It was not until 1957 (just over 55 years ago) that the very first bridge was built over the lower Yangzi. The river had proved too wide and dangerous a river for ancient bridge technology. Up until 1957 everything had to be ferried across in boats, even trains, which had to be unhitched and re-assembled on the other side. The first bridge was at Wuhan. There may soon be as many as a hundred bridges over the lower Yangzi. Read More
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