"The visit to the Yasukuni Shrine is essentially an attempt to whitewash the history of aggression and colonialism by militarist Japan, to overturn the just trial of Japanese militarism by the international community and to challenge the outcome of World War II and post-war international order."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang, in a statement condemning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, where war criminals are honored alongside fallen Japanese soldiers, on December 26, 2013
"With 400 Beijing residents celebrating their 60th birthday every day, the current number of eldercare professionals is far from meeting the demand."
Du Peng, a professor with the School of Sociology and Population Studies, Renmin University of China, commenting on the shortage of trained senior care professionals in Beijing
"There are many children living in poor conditions and in need of help. We hope that the donation can help relieve their difficulties."
Jason Han, an employee at China's telecommunications giant Huawei, after making a donation on behalf of the company consisting of laptops, cash, writing books, pens, and food to a Cambodian charity organization on December 22, 2013
"It's time for such a major country in the world to look at footballers. Thinking footballers means to work on development of football at grassroots level."
Jérôme Valcke, Secretary General of FIFA, commenting on China's football development on December 20, 2013