yán face


Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

yán (words) yán (words)

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Proverbs

和颜悦色 hé yán yuè sè Amiable appearance

Phrases

颜色 yán sè color
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jìng huā shuǐ yuè [jing hua shui yue]
mirror flower water moon
Flowers in a mirror and the moon in water
Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

Modern History

Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
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