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“We have to assess the virus’ harmfulness and the tools we have to fight it when deciding when to adjust our pandemic control policies and return to normal.”

By NewsChina Updated Jun.1

We have to assess the virus’ harmfulness and the tools we have to fight it when deciding when to adjust our pandemic control policies and return to normal.”  

Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at a press conference in Beijing on April 1 explaining that China must insist on its zero-Covid policy because of the low vaccination rate among the elderly, its large and aging population, and gaps in medical resources between regions

“Several cities that banned construction sites from employing male laborers over 60 years old and female laborers over 55 years old actually revealed a social insurance issue – many employers do not pay social insurance for those older workers, which has created long-term social inequality.” 
Wen Tiejun, an expert on China’s rural issues, in an interview with 163.com on April 1 saying that laborers who age out cannot support themselves because their employers do not pay social insurance

“No matter how the Russia-Ukraine conflict ends, Europe has to rethink their geopolitics: Should future European affairs be determined by the US or Europe? Is Europe able to deal with Russia-related affairs independently? Neither China nor Europe themselves should ignore Europe’s power.”  

Zheng Yongnian, director of the Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, in an interview with the Global Times on March 18

“Some cities are trapped in the vicious cycle of population drain, shrinking industrial base, housing glut and increasing debt. This is why we have to scrutinize the reasons behind population drain.”  

Ni Pengfei, director of the Research Center of Cities and Competitiveness, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, at a forum on population and urbanization hosted by Chinese Cities 100 Forum in Beijing on March 15 

“Most of China’s industries are in the catch-up phase. The best way to innovate is to introduce technologies and improve on it after digesting and absorbing it. It’s the magic key for developing countries to rapid development.”  

Lin Yifu, director of the Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University, at the university’s National School of Development forum on China’s 2022 government report held on March 15 

“When dealing with campus violence, we shouldn’t just focus on individual cases or tolerate it until it becomes a public concern. Instead, we should focus on establishing a prevention system and make campus violence awareness a regular part of the curriculum to help students understand how harmful it is.”  

China National Radio commenting on a recent case at a middle school in Yingshang County, Anhui Province where a student was beaten by 11 others who later posted a video clip of the attack. The 11 students and school administrators were disciplined  

“Vehicle chips and operating systems are both China’s disadvantages, and few automakers have taken concrete actions. They did nothing but shout about shortages.”  

Miao Wei, former minister of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at the eighth China Electric Vehicle 100 Forum held in Beijing from March 25 to 27  

“Huawei’s scale has narrowed, but our profitability and cash flow are both strengthened and our ability to respond to uncertainties is also improving.”  

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at a press conference for releasing Huawei’s 2021 Annual Report on March 28  

“China and India, as two rational major developing countries, should put their border issue at a proper position in bilateral relations. The border issue should neither define nor affect the overall development of the China-India ties.”  

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at an official meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi on March 25, the Xinhua News Agency reported