nuwa ： it is said that there was no man when the sky and the earth were separated by pangu. it was nuwa who made human beings after her own model with yellow clay.
from then on, man began to live in peace and happiness on the earth.
unexpectedly, one year, the four-pillars supporting the heaven suddenly collapsed and the earth cracked.
a great fire raged; torrential water flooded all the lands;fierce animals preyed on men. then nuwa melted five-colored stones, using them to mend the cracks in the sky.
to replace the broken pillars, she cut off the four legs of a huge turtle and used them to support the fallen sky.
thus the sky was patched up, its four corners were lifted, the flood was tamed, harmful animals were killed, and the innocent people were able to restore their happy lives.
深化中国的改革(deepen china's reform)
the achievements of china's reform have established a firm foundation for deepening reform. politically, china has adopted the principle of "governing the country according to law." china's economy is vitalized, and people's living conditions have been improved. china enjoys a stable political environment and makes rapid progress in economic construction.
however, the road of deepening reform is uneven (不平坦). further reform means overcoming rooted defects in our political structure and changing unreasonable factors in economic structure, so it will run up against all kinds of resistances and difficulties. some old perceptions (观念) and conventional ideology (传统的意识形态) are still influential. and not all people welcome further reform.
to strengthen our country we must continue making our efforts to deepen reform. the depth of reform, to some extent, determines the future development of our country. we ought to take full advantage of the best development period, adhere to(坚持) government policy and accelerate(加快) the speed of reform to attain our goals.
pangu： according to legend, in the beginning of the world, the sky and the earth were not separated, and there was only darkness and chaos.
our ancestor pangu，a giant, had been born and growing up in it for 108 000 years. one day, he suddenly woke up. opening the eyes, he found that everything was blurred and invisible.
angrily, he grasped an axe and wielded it with an effort. with a bang, the chaos was split all of a sudden.
the light and clear air rose up to the sky, and the heavy and turbid to the earth.
after it,pangu propped up the sky with his head and stepped on the ground with his feet, fearing that they might close.
the sky increased its height by 1 zhang daily, and the earth sank by 1 zhang • pangu talk about china in english一history grew with it.
thousands of years passed, the heaven and the earth finally separated ,but he fell down exhaustedly.
following his death, his breath turned into the wind and clouds, his voice the thunder; his eyes the sun and the moon. his four limbs and body became the four quadrants of the globe, and his blood the rivers and his muscles and bones the layers of the earth. his flesh became the soil, his hair and furs the stars, flowers and trees. even his sweat turned into rain and dew.
pangu created the rich and beautiful world with his body.