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
When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.