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取长补短 | qǔ cháng bǔ duǎn

Xi Jinping used this chengyu, along with many others, during his speech at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing on May 15, 2019.


Use others’ strengths to make up for one’s weak points (Mencius); to use this in place of that; what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts




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