CHINA


ODE TO CHINA

Zhōnɡ Guó Sòng

By GRAHAM DUNCAN


Centuries ago, Chinese emperors built the Great Wall to stop invaders, to unify China and control the Silk Road trade.

Jǐ gè shì jì qián, zhōng guó huáng dì xiū jiàn zhǎng chéng lái zǔ zhǐ qīn lüè zhě, tǒng yī zhōng guó, kòng zhì sī chóu zhī lù mào yì.


Chairman Mao followed Marxist philosophy and spread the wealth like a modern Robin Hood.


Máo zhǔ xí zūn xún mǎ kè sī zhǔ yì zhé xué hé màn yán de cái fù jiù xiàng yī gè xiàn dài de luō bīn hàn


Thirty years ago I bought castings and chemicals from China in exchange for the iron ore we sold them.


Sān shí nián qián, wǒ cóng zhōng guó mǎi le zhù jiàn hé huà xué zhì pǐn, yǐ huàn qǔ wǒ men mài gěi tā men de tiě kuàng shí


The balance of trade now makes other countries very indebted to China.


Mào yì de píng héng xiàn zài shǐ qí tā guó jiā fēi cháng qiàn zhōng guó


China now allows investors to help build the dream of clean energy and transportation.


Zhōng guó xiàn zài yǔn xǔ tóu zī zhě bāng zhù jiàn lì qīng jié néng yuán hé yùn shū de mèng xiǎng


If China continues with one belt one road, sharing its prosperity with the world, rather than trying to rule it like the imperialist powers of the past, much more will be owed to China.


Suí zhe zhōng guó jì xù zǒu yī tiáo lù, yǔ shì jiè fēn xiǎng tā de fán róng, ér bù shì xiàng guò qù de dì guó zhǔ yì liè qiáng nà yàng tǒng zhì tā, gèng duō de jiāng shì qiàn zhōng guó de