Chinese education is in such a moribund state: teachers are only allowed to praise, not criticize students, let alone punish them. If something bad happens, people believe that teachers should take all the responsibility, saying that there are no bad students, just bad teachers.”
Chen Zhiwen, editor-in-chief of popular education website www.eol.cn, warning that parents value encouragement and praise so much that it over-protects children and stops teachers
from giving them the necessary discipline.
“Success is when all [other] values tend to worship money, but you still hold onto your dreams.”
Zhu Deyong, a well-known Taiwanese cartoonist and writer, reading a letter he wrote to himself when he was a child, on a China Central Television program.
“Experienced and abundant in talented people, information and capital, Hong Kong’s financial market is fully qualified to serve the Belt and Road Initiative, and it will play an important role in improving the capital flows of the initiative’s financial system.”
Zhou Xiaochuan, former president of the People’s Bank of China, suggesting that Hong Kong actively incorporate itself into the financial system of the Belt and Road Initiative, at a recent forum on Hong Kong’s financial market organized by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
“Judging from the current focus of the Sino-US trade conflicts, the US is targeting Chinese high-tech industries that are undergoing rapid development.”
Zhang Ming, international investment director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, warning in a commentary for CRI Online that the Sino-US conflicts will not be limited to trade, since the US intends to curb China’s rise in all aspects.
“China has publicly announced several times that China will not pose any threat to any country. China will never seek hegemony or expansion, no matter how strong it will be. I am wondering if the US can make the same announcement as China.”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying responding to US former Indo-Pacific Commander Harry Harris’s claim that China would dominate and control Asia if it were not for the US and its allies’ involvement, speaking at a regular press briefing in Beijing on May 31.
“The influence of university education varies with different individuals. To be specific, the poorer a student is at birth, the more attending university will enhance their human capital.”
Shen Minghong, a postgraduate from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, talking about a university’s role in influencing one’s future life, in a post on Intellectuals, a public account on WeChat.
“Different from other literary forms, science fiction will eventually come true, so it is impossible that after several decades it will maintain its relevance. This is the fate of science fiction.”
Liu Cixin, renowned science fiction writer and author of The Three-body Problem, claiming at the latest Asia-Pacific Science Fiction Conference that science fiction should appeal to modern people as much as possible to stay relevant.
“Our current local governance crisis will spread and escalate to become a systematic, total crisis if we fail to launch breakthrough reforms in our political institutions.”
Yu Keping, a politics professor at Peking University and columnist for financial portal Caixin, appealing for the Chinese government to be more courageous and determined in reforming and modernizing political institutions, on Caixin’s website.
“Some local governments are rushing so much to make and promote new policies that they tend to turn every policy into an earth-shattering campaign.”
Sun Liping, sociology professor at Tsinghua University, attributing local governments’ ineffective policies to their eagerness to show off their style over substance, on his public WeChat social media account.