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不到黄河不死心bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle 出生入死chū shēng rù sǐ Willing to risk one's life. Offer loyalty 干活不由东累死也无功gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done 你死我活nǐ sǐ wǒ huó To fight to the bitter end 瘦死的骆驼比马大shòu sǐ de luò tuo bǐ mǎ dà Respect ancient wisdom rather than the new. Size is more important than age 死马当活马医sǐ mǎ dāng huó mǎ yī Persevering when it is already too late. A lost cause.
Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.
The Chinese name for Hong Kong is 香港Xiāng Gǎng meaning fragrant harbor. Hong Kong island was a British possession from 1842 until 1999 and runs on a semi-autonomous basis until 2049. Read More
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