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“Zoos are not only to keep animals for public appreciation, but more importantly to have them live healthy, happy, confident and dignified lives.”

By NewsChina Updated Apr.1

Zoos are not only to keep animals for public appreciation, but more importantly to have them live healthy, happy, confident and dignified lives.”  

Shen Zhijun, president of Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China’s first zoo to end its animal shows, in an interview with NewsChina Chinese edition in January
“Young people not liking to work overtime reflects the progress of the times.”  

Cao Dewang, president and founder of Fuyao Group, a world- leading auto glass manufacturer, suggesting that enterprises respect workers’ time in an interview with Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV on January 17
“It seems that Chinese people are considered old at 35. I don’t know why. Many leading coders in Silicon Valley are older than 35, since you can’t become an outstanding programmer without coding more than 100,000 lines.”  

Zhou Hongyi, founder of Chinese internet giant 360Security Technology, speaking to social media-based financial news outlet Laobanlianbo on January 12 in response to Chinese internet companies that refuse to hire people older than 35
“The global value chain has been integrated and is hard to separate now... But generally, there are still many differing views [between countries].”  

Zhou Xiaochuan, former president of the People’s Bank of China, warning against deglobalization at the 2022 annual conference of the Institute of Service Economy and Digital Governance held on January 10 at Tsinghua University, Beijing
“We have no interest in whether China’s economy will surpass the US’s. That’s not our pursuit. The Party’s objective is to enable 1.4 billion Chinese people to live a good life and meet their desire for happiness.”  

Le Yucheng, vice-minister of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the opening ceremony of an annual macroeconomics forum hosted by the Renmin University of China on January 18 

“If the Taiwanese authorities, emboldened by the United States, keep going down the road for independence, it would most likely involve China and the United States, the two big countries, in a military conflict.”  

Qin Gang, Chinese Ambassador to the US, in an interview with US non-profit outlet National Public Radio on January 28  

“The best strategy for China is to maintain stability and patience in its pandemic controls and promote vaccine boosters while keeping a close eye on public health. This policy is like trading time for space, which will enable China to successfully emerge from the pandemic at the most suitable time with an extremely low Covid-19 death rate and eventually return to normal.”  

Zhang Wenhong, renowned infectious disease expert in Shanghai, posting to his Sina Weibo account on January 13  

“The metaverse can provide all sorts of low-cost fun, and even replace relationships and love. But then a problem surfaces: how will the population grow?”  

Liang Jianzhang, population economist and founder of leading Chinese tourism service platform Ctrip, raising his concerns that the metaverse will deprive people of the desire to explore the real world, at Ctrip’s Global Partner Conference held in December 2021  

“Setting annual targets for GDP growth is a remnant of central planning and management which is incompatible with the market economy. That is because markets are full of uncertainties and may be stirred and impacted by external factors that could produce local crises of varying degrees, even big ones.”  

Zhang Jun, dean of Fudan University’s School of Economics in Shanghai, suggesting replacing GDP growth targets with forecasts from the People’s Bank of China or the National Development and Reform Commission, in an article for financial portal Yicai published on February 8