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Chinese proverbs

chéng
zhě
wéi
wáng,
bài
zhě
wéi
kòu
王,

Losers are always in the wrong.

paraphrase :

That one will become a king or an outlaw depends on whether he is successful or not. Legitimacy belongs to the victor.
This proverb indicates that the winner takes complete control of authority that no one can challenge; the loser finds it hard to vindicate himself.

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