渔 yú fishing
Alternative traditional form
of character: 漁
Sounds same鱼 yú (fish)
于 yú (in)
Different tone雨 yǔ (rain)
语 yǔ (language)
与 yǔ (to give)
玉 yù (jade)
王 yù (jade)
焚林而畋,竭泽而渔 fén lín ěr tián, jié zé ěr yú
Ignore the obvious consequences
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
Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.
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