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冰天雪地bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions 雪里送炭xuě lǐ sòng tàn To offer assistance when it is needed 雪上加霜xuě shàng jiā shuāng To add to misfortunes unnecessarily
Bamboo is often associated with China but it grows throughout South East Asia. It is unusual as a type of grass for not flowering each year. Some species of bamboo (there are 500 species in China) take up to 120 years before they flower. After flowering the bamboo plant dies. Because bamboo can cover whole mountains the simultaneous death of bamboo plants can have severe effects on the creatures like the Giant Panda that depend on it. Read More
Along with porcelain and tea, silk is one of China's important innovations. Just like other great inventions the secret was closely guarded for centuries. Fabulous fine cloth was an important export as far back as the early Roman Empire.
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