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The comments include Chinese reaction to a US missile strike on a Syrian air base, Chinese vocational education, and reading on your phone

By Zhang Qingchen Updated Apr.10

China's stance on chemical weapons is consistent, and we are opposed to the use of chemical weapons by any countries, organizations or individuals under any circumstances, for any purposes. We condemned the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, and China supports the United Nations conducting an independent and comprehensive investigation into all cases of the use or suspected use of chemical weapons and coming to conclusions based on solid evidence that can stand the test of history and facts. The top priority after a US missile strike on a Syrian air base is to prevent further deterioration of the situation and thus maintain the hard won political process to settle the Syrian issue.” 
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying speaks on Syria at  Friday’s news conference. 

“I think the US missile strike on a Syrian air base was morally right and it was also not an aggression. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down.” 
Wu Qiang, a professor of Department of political science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Tsinghua University, analyzes the US missile strike on Netease news. 

“First, I think reading on your phone is not the equivalent of smoking opium, as some have claimed, and it is not terrible as the media reported. Reading on your phone doesn't mean a great change in readers' interests or habits. In China, there is a saying - birds of a feather flock together - meaning that there are lots of boring information online that must be read by those who are also boring. The phone screen just makes reading more vivid, and that also could let you find what you want to read more directly.” 
Ye Zhaoyan, a writer, on reading on your phone, commenting on the Shanghai-based news site The Paper.