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独善其身 | dú shàn qí shēn

In his speech on May 15 to the Belt and Road Summit, Xi Jinping used this 成语 to explain that in the face of global challenges, no country has the power to solve these problems on their own; cooperation is critical. This is a tough 成语 to translate, as its meaning can differ depending on the context. It is a dependable one to use, however, when trying to get across this idea of the need for cooperation when facing global challenges.


To go it alone




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