古为今用gǔ wéi jīn yòng Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation 见义勇为jiàn yì yǒng wéi To see what is right and act with courage 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 巧妇难为无米之炊qiǎo fù nán wéi wú mǐ zhī chuī You need to assemble the right materials for a job 三十六计,走为上策sān shí liù jì, zǒu wéi shàng cè Sometimes it is best to avoid conflict altogether. Flight can be the best option 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
Special Economic Zones
A key part of Deng Xiaoping's reform of the Chinese economy was the setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZ). The first set of zones in the early 1980s was Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou all in Guangdong Province; Xiamen in Fujian Province, and the whole of the island province of Hainan. Fourteen more were added to the list in 1984 including Tianjin and Shanghai. A SEZ had a fair degree of independence from central government regulation. Read More
Sun Yatsen in London
Sun Yatsen's revolutionary work soon brought him to the attention of the Qing authorities. In 1896 while visiting London he was kidnapped and held at the Chinese Chargé d'affaires. Strong public support in the British newspapers and the efforts of Sun's former teacher James Cantlie ➚ led to his release 12 days later. Read More
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