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The Four-Way Test

For Rotary, The Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action. It has been for years, and it will be in the future.

1. Is it the truth?
Shi zhende ma?
是真的吗?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
Shi gong ping de ma?
是公平的吗?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Shi shan yi de – bing cu jin you yi ma?
是善意的 – 并促进友谊吗?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Shi dui da jia you li ma?
是对大家有利吗?

The test is one of the hallmarks of Rotary. Since it was developed in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor, who later became RI president, it has never ceased to be relevant. Its four brief questions are not based on culture or religion. Instead, they are a simple checklist for ethical behavior. They transcend generations and national borders.

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Rotary Club of Beijing


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Tuesday 12.30~14.00
Kempinski Hotel
Celine Lin
Club Administrator
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