冰天雪地bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions 人恶人怕天不怕,人善人欺天不欺rén è rén pà tiān bù pà, rén shàn rén qī tiān bù qī Even though evil works may go unpunished on earth, good works do not go unnoticed in heaven. Reward for good may not be immediately received. 天南地北tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart 天下没有不散的宴席tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever 天下乌鸦一般黑tiān xià wū yā yī bān hēi Bad people are all the same. You find bad people everywhere 天作之合tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection
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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