好马不吃回头草hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward 虎头蛇尾hǔ tóu shé wěi Begins promisingly but ends badly 焦头烂额jiāo tóu làn é In terrible trouble 蚂蚁啃骨头mǎ yǐ kěn gǔ tou Dogged perseverance to achieve a long term end 宁做鸡头,不当凤尾nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one 强龙难压地头蛇qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
China has been subject to many severe earthquakes, it holds the sad record for the most people killed by them. Buildings that can withstand the enormous forces have therefore been a key design element. For this reason stone walls have been avoided in preference to heavy roofs supported on many solid wooden pillars, the pillars are rested on a solid platform. This design allows some flexing to withstand the tremors. Read More
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