Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, 11:06 PM CST – China

What They Say

Apple has violated the Internet’s spirit of openness, freedom and sharing by sealing itself off from other companies. A business model that stifles innovation will not survive this era. Under the Chinese education system, we studied English from middle school through college. My English always earned me good exam scores, but it seems it is limited to exams. It doesn’t matter how many ‘tigers’ fall, people will not be satisfied with the country’s fight against corruption if we fail to drive away the ‘flies’ – the corrupt local officials buzzing around them. I cannot accept that the Monkey King sleeps with a female monster. Why do you have to assign a girlfriend to a traditional Chinese mythological character? Is it interesting? Funny? No Chinese person would ever do this. My salary was even lower than my husband’s income tax [from his IT job].

What They Say - July 2015


It is time to say goodbye to imitation.”

Wang Shi, founder of real estate giant Vanke, arguing that the diversified demands of the Chinese market will force Chinese enterprises to innovate.


The study of government-business relations in China should be more highly regarded than a doctorate. It’s a pity that no university teaches this subject.”

Wang Jianlin, Wanda Group real estate mogul and China’s richest man, advising that Chinese businesspeople maintain an appropriate distance from the government.


What is the point of pursuing fast GDP growth if people get sick [due to pollution]? We will have to spend all of that newfound money on treatment.”

Xie Fuzhan, governor of Henan Province, expressing his dissatisfaction with his province’s air quality.


While people complain about excessive government bureaucracy, this woman easily faked her way through it. How ironic that the government has so many complicated administrative formalities, but fails to prevent fraud.”

Commentator Liu Xuesong, on a news story claiming that a woman in Chengdu, Sichuan, had swindled about US$124,000 worth of bank loans by employing different people to impersonate her mother at the local notary office.



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