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山川异域, 风月同天 | shān chuān yì yù, fēng yuè tóng tiān

In the absence of recent Xi speeches, this 偈语 garnered public praise in China, but was later criticized by some sources.


We are not in the same place and we do not share the same mountains and rivers. But when we look up, we see the same bright moon.


This is an ancient quote from 长屋王 (Prince Nagaya) of Japan. In recent news, coronavirus donations from Japan were covered with words of encouragement and solidarity, including this phrase.


Twitter image posted by @tony_zy here.

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