不耻下问bù chǐ xià wèn There is no shame in asking help of those less fortunate 对症下药duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem and achieve the desired result 落井下石luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes 骑虎难下qí hǔ nán xià When taking risks you have to live with the consequences, it is difficult to back out 千里之行始于足下qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success 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
下个星期xià gè xīng qī next week 下个月xià gè yuè next month 下午xià wǔ afternoon
China in Space
Since the 1960s China has quietly been builing up expertise and technology. China has already successfully landed a rover on the moon and has an orbiting space laboratory. In a race to put people on Mars it could well be China that gets there first. Read More
The Long March
Without the Long March it is very unlikely there would have been a Communist government in China. The march of Mao and other leaders was of 6,000 miles through the snow and mountains of Western China to escape the clutches of the Nationalist Army. Of the 60,000 who set out from Jiangxi only 7,000 arrived in Shaanxi. It represented dogged determination and mutual dependence that remained for the rest of their lives. Mao Zedong emerged as the wily tacticianwho out-foxed his opponents. Read More
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