A market where the core competitiveness lies in commissions and rebates gives pharmaceutical companies no impetus to make high-quality generic drugs; rather it puts them under huge pressure to make profits to ensure their survival.”
Zhu Hengpeng, director of the Center for Public Policy Research, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, explaining why good generic drugs are not available in China, on his public WeChat account.
“China respects any regulations on the protection of intellectual property, and no Chinese government or enterprise will force the other side to transfer such property during negotiations. If this happened, please show us the evidence.”
Wei Jianguo, former deputy minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce, refuting in his article in the Global Times that China forces foreign enterprises to exchange their intellectual property in return for being allowed to do business in China.
“I think the biggest problem for Chinese soccer is the severe lack of young players.”
Asian soccer expert Ma Dexing warning that the Chinese national men’s football team still have almost no chance of getting into the next FIFA World Cup Finals, speaking in a video interview with news portal The Paper.
“Chinese science and technology lag far behind that in the US and other Western countries. This is just common knowledge, it’s not a problem. However, some Chinese people like to boast about our new ‘four great inventions’ and brag that ‘China will surpass the US in all aspects’ or that ‘China will become the world’s first in economics, science and technology and comprehensive national strength.’”
Liu Yadong, editor-in-chief of Science and Technology Daily, appealing for people to acknowledge the gap between China and the US and other Western countries, at a science and technology forum held on June 21.
“The whole world knows that Nazis were evil and Western artists worked hard to ensure people understood this. But many people still don’t know much about what Japan did to China [during World War II]. I want to use movies to tell everyone about this history – this is my responsibility to the world.”
Famed Chinese director Jiang Wen, speaking at the Golden Goblet Master Class forum at the 2018 Shanghai International Film & TV Festival.
“According to [American economist] Murray Rothbard, there should not be the concepts of ‘trade surplus’ or ‘deficit,’ because trade, which he means in a broad sense, is always balanced... If China has the world’s biggest trade surplus, the US actually has the world’s biggest profit surplus.”
Feng Xingyuan, a researcher at the Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, talking about the Sino-US trade conflict with Chinese financial portal Caixin.
“The US is taking aim at the world and at itself by increasing duties on Chinese imports.”
Gao Feng, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce, revealing at a recent press conference that 59 percent of the US$34 billion worth of Chinese imports on which the US levied 25 percent duties since July 6 are on goods from foreign enterprises in China, including US companies.
“A university is great because its scholars possess the genes for exploring the truth. These genes are critical thinking, and the skill to ask questions and give creative answers. These genes are what make a university valuable.”
Qian Yingyi, a professor at Tsinghua University, giving a speech at the 2018 graduation ceremony of the School of Life Sciences.
“More people should come to create music related to Chinese culture... China is quite weak in this aspect... popular music here is largely an imitation of European and American music.”
German composer Robert Zollitsch suggesting Chinese composers should not blindly copy foreign music styles in a video interview with news portal The Paper.