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That picture hurts my brain. The characters are: 隔岸觀火. Now that you have the characters, do some research (e.g., look them up in a dictionary), edit your question, and then people may be more interested in answering your question. –  Stumpy Joe Pete Apr 18 '13 at 23:54
    
Hint: You might start looking at the 36 Stratagems –  Stumpy Joe Pete Apr 18 '13 at 23:56

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it is 隔岸觀火(隔岸观火).

It means (比喻见有危难不加援助而采取看热闹的态度)watch a fire from the other side [from the opposite bank] of the river -- look on at sb.'s trouble with indifference; adopt a “wait-and-see” attitude; look on (without sympathy); Praise the sea, but keep on land.; show utter unconcern; watch the fire from the other side of the river -- not interested in sb.'s success or failure. (from http://www.iciba.com/%E9%9A%94%E5%B2%B8%E8%A7%82%E7%81%AB)

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