When you think of China, you think of population, growth, development & modern technology. But it isn't all about cheap electronics and latest technologies. China is one of the oldest civilizations the world has seen. It has enjoyed periods of growth and endured times of decline. But regardless of all that, it has survived for over 2000 years. That, in itself, is commendable. You may or may not agree with their ideologies or how they govern the nation, but you certainly cannot ignore them. There are so many things about China that make it mysterious to an outsider's eye.

But these 27 proverbs may help us unravel the secret behind how China has flourished over the years. Have a look:

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