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“I’ve walked a long road and suffered a lot to present this thesis to you. My 22-year scholastic journey was a slog and full of difficulties. Like a dream, it’s as if I set out from home yesterday.”

By NewsChina Updated Jul.1

I’ve walked a long road and suffered a lot to present this thesis to you. My 22-year scholastic journey was a slog and full of difficulties. Like a dream, it’s as if I set out from home yesterday.” 

Huang Guoping, a PhD in computer science at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, drawing attention online for describing his humble beginnings in a small mountain village in the acknowledgments section of his thesis 

“There are some unrealistic illusions and exaggerations about the role of the digital yuan. It’s actually just a kind of improved currency and is not ready for international use.”  

Economist Song Hongbing in a Weibo post from April 28 

“There is a firm belief among many people that we have to choose between reducing carbon emissions and economic development... We have to replace such binary thinking with new ideas about mutual promotion... Moving from high emissions to zero emissions will promote economic growth rather than curb it.”  

Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, at the 2021 Boao Forum for Asia held in South China’s Hainan Province from April 18 to 21 

“China has turned the doctorate into a bureaucrat-led officialdom. Schools are not allowed to train PhDs, appoint a doctoral supervisor or establish a doctorallevel discipline without approval from the Ministry of Education. It’s ridiculous.”  

Xu Chenggang, a professor at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, in a recent interview with news portal The Paper’s social media account Scholar 

“I pled with the National Health Commission (NHC) to face up to the problem that many areas of misconduct in the healthcare field are caused by a lack of supervision, and that misconduct has caused a great many patients to suffer unnecessary pain and even lose their lives.”  

Zhang Yu, an oncologist at Peking University Third Hospital, in an open letter posted to Zhihu on May 5, where he accused some of his peers of abusing expensive but ineffective and even unapproved cancer drugs and called on the NHC to investigate 

���Making data useful rather than harmful to urban residents is a very big issue in our country.” 

He Yanling, a professor of public management at the Renmin University of China, appealing for a supervision system for data usage at an urban governance forum held in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on April 26  

“In an era when the income gap keeps widening, buildings that blatantly show off wealth will be called ‘ugly’ no matter how elaborately they are designed.”  

Zhou Rong, an associate professor at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture, in an interview with NewsChina Chinese Edition, saying that ‘ugly’ is a social concept whose appraisal should be based on public opinion  

“The window for China’s last baby boom will close in 2032. If we miss it, China’s national fate and even the world’s structure will change. We do not have a lot of time [to encourage birth.]” 

Shi Chenchen, a commentator with Kungfu Finance, a social media account engaged in financial news analysis, warning against China’s sharp decline in the birth rate  

“China has completed the greatest poverty reduction program in human history, while homelessness in the West is at record levels. In last 40 years, China bomb nobody or isn't sanctioning any countries to death – Why is the EU allowing the US to drag us into a confrontation with China?”  

Mick Wallace, a member of the European Parliament from Ireland, in a tweet from May 5