出生入死chū shēng rù sǐ Willing to risk one's life. Offer loyalty 初生之犊不怕虎chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved 节外生枝jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly 乐极生悲lè jí shēng bēi All good things must come to an end 生活有爱幸福,为爱生活愚蠢shēng huó yǒu ài xìngfú, wèi ài shēng huó yú chǔn Love is not the most important thing 生米煮成熟饭shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed
The Grand or Emperor's canal is the longest canal system in the world. It links Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north - over 1,100 miles. Designed to carry huge amounts of rice from the rich lands of the south to the arid north it proved to be China's life line for over a thousand years. The canal enabled China a transportation system free from the threats of storms and pirates.
How to get on in China
If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression. Read More
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