不撒大网不得大鱼bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed 城门失火,殃及池鱼chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all 得鱼忘筌dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible 授人以鱼只解一时之急,授人以渔 则解一生之需shòu rén yǐ yú zhǐ jiù yī shí zhī jí, shòu rén yǐ yú zé jiě yī shēng zhī xū It is important to learn a skill that will last for life 缘木求鱼yuán mù qiú yú Waste time doing something pointless and bound to fail
The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost. Read More
Pò fǔ chén zhōu [po fu chen zhou]
broken pot sink boat
Smash the pots and sink the boats. A story ➚ from the Qin dynasty tells of a general who refused to accept possibility of retreat by burning the boats and smashing the cooking pots.
No going back whatever happens. Cutting off all possibility of retreat
Don't burn your bridges behind you
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