不到黄河不死心bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle 口是心非kǒu shì xīn fēi To say the opposite of what you really think 狼心狗肺láng xīn gǒu fèi Ungrateful and unscrupulous 力不从心lì bù cóng xīn Falling short of ambition 利欲熏心lì yù xūn xīn To be obsessed with the desire of profit at the expense of happiness 没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.
The art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy. Read More
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