人要脸,树要皮rén yaò liǎn, shù yaò pí Reputation ('face') is important to maintain at all costs 也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
我们要两杯咖啡wǒ ményào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want to cups of coffee 你好我要买一张票nǐ hǎowǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket 你要去那儿nǐ yào qù nà r Where do you want to go? 我要一瓶青岛啤酒wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎopí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer 你要那种颜色nǐ yào nà zhǒng yán sè What color do you want? 还要青菜吗hái yào qīng càimǎ Are there any more vegetables?
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
How to get on in China
If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression. Read More
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