逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender 宁为玉碎,不为瓦全nìng wéi yù suì, bù wéi wǎ quán Better to persevere than face destruction by standing out
In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.