Li Yang, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and director-general of the National Institution for Finance & Development (NIFD), saying that big data should cover as large a group of people as possible rather than being limited to a single department or enterprise, at an April think tank forum hosted by the NIFD.
“From my point of view, I don’t think that I’ve fallen or am ‘depraved’ because I’m teaching at a middle school. I am just keeping my feet firmly on the road I’ve chosen.”
Fu Yunhao, winner of the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2002 and 2003, refuting on his microblog a recent profile of him by an intern reporter in Portrait magazine that labeled him as a “fallen genius” and as living a life of sorrow and depravity because of his choice of career.
“My parents were playing with their smartphones while I was reading. The adults know less than us kids.”
A pupil from an elementary school in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, complaining about how little time her parents spend reading during a vox pop conducted by Jiangsu Television Station.
“The 1,044 villages in Shenzhen accommodate 60 percent of the city’s population who migrated to Shenzhen to realize their dreams. They are the source of the special zone’s vitality and competitiveness.”
Wang Shi, founder of real estate titan China Vanke, appealing for local authorities to not demolish urban villages in the name of furthering urbanization at a recent Vanke forum on the intergrowth of cities and villages in Shenzhen.
“I didn’t intend to be a magical realist. My characters are just living in a half-real, half-magical world.”
Chinese author Liu Zhenyun, who was recently awarded the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, responding to a comment from the French ambassador to China that he had created the school of “realistic magicalism.”
“The levels of obesity among Chinese people nowadays can be largely attributed to their dietary structure... Too much intake of [carbohydrate-based] staple foods is making a growing number of people overweight, but we lack the policies to prevent this.”
Rao Keqin, deputy director of the Chinese Medical Association, warning on the obesity problem in China at a recent health-related meeting jointly conducted by Duke University and Duke Kunshan University in Jiangsu Province.
“China’s economy has actually been kidnapped by the housing market. As early as 2009 and 2010, I warned that an unregulated housing market would drive China into difficulties.”
Xia Bin, a consultant to China’s State Council and director of the Nankai Institute of International Economics, warning against the potential financial risks caused by a high rate of housing loans, at an online financial forum hosted by Sina China.
“Fiction is the right place for me to speak the truth, since writers are free to make up stories. My courage to speak the truth dissipates in essays where I have no [fictional] character to pretend to be.”
Renowned Chinese-American writer Geling Yan at a book talk she jointly hosted with Duku, a popular Chinese social science journal.
“Huawei will always be the wolf that leads the wolf pack to eat meat together. We want meat, no matter how hard it is [to get].”
Ren Zhengfei, president of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, in an interview with Shenzhen Television Station after he signed a cooperation agreement with the government of Shenzhen where Huawei is headquartered.