“Though certainly much gentler, letting parents have a say on how long a kid should play online games is, in essence, not that different from giving youngsters who are Internet addicts electric shocks, since it fails to encourage communication between parents and kids.”
“Faced with whether something is fundamentally right or wrong, most people will stay clear-minded. They are sensitive about their ‘right to criticise’ which they believe cannot be trampled or blasphemed.” Commentator Wei Yingjie disagreeing with a commentary by China Film News that claimed that the negative comments on douban.com (China’s most popular literature and arts bulletin board) for some domestic movies have hindered the development of the sector.
“Automakers have been able to manufacture new energy vehicles at no cost; some have even made money off their production. With such extreme government subsidies, ‘subsidy fraud’ has become a road to riches that even a fool could think of.”
“If city governments issue policies to ‘clean out’ the so-called underclass, it will slow down their population growth, which is not necessarily a good thing for the largest cities, and will not last.”
“China’s period of Reform and Opening-up succeeded in getting the country out of the ‘lower middle-income trap,’ but now we stand at the edge of the ‘upper middle-income trap.’ The characteristics of the golden age of development are receding, while those of an ‘age of contradictions’ are becoming more and more striking.”
“For the challenging situation of ‘left-behind children’ to improve, we need to adjust our policies. We need to help migrant workers who are willing to return home to start businesses and help those who stay in the cities to bring their children with them.”