冰冻三尺,非一日之寒bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits 初生之犊不怕虎chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved 害群之马hài qún zhī mǎ The bad person of the family 井底之蛙jǐng dǐ zhī wā A blinkered approach to life. Living in own private world ignoring the real world 九牛二虎之力jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong 皮之不存毛将焉附pí zhī bù cún maó jiāng yān fù Everything needs its proper environment for nurture
All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
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.