翻云覆雨fān yún fù yǔ Impressing by conjuring tricks 风雨同舟fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together 雷声大,雨点小léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo Overly portentous. Reality did not match expectation 泥人怕雨,谎言怕理ní rén pà yǔ, huǎng yán pà lǐ Over time lies will eventually be laid bare 山雨欲来风满楼shān yǚ yù lái fēng mǎn lóu A premonition of something significant about to happen 未雨绸缪wèi yǔ chóu móu Plan ahead, be prepared
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
Dip into history
Our history section has a page for each major dynasty, for the whole period from the time of myths and legends 5,000 years ago all the way through the Han, Tang, Song, Ming dynasties to the last great dynasty the Qing . Read More
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