星星之火可以燎原xīng xīng zhī huǒ kě yǐ liáo yuán Need for great care and meticulous planning
Huà shě tiān zú [hua she tian zu]
draw snake add foot
Drawing a foot on a snake
Ruin by over doing something. Too meticulous
Gild the lily
President Sun Yatsen
Together with Mao Zedong, Sun Yatsen is considered the founding father of modern China; and yet he held office of President for just six weeks from 1st Jan 1912 when the Republic of China was founded until 1st April 1912. He stepped down to allow Yuan Shikai to become President as demanded by the Manchu and Western powers. Read More
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