"For students who are 12 or younger, spending six to seven hours a day at school is already physically stressful. They need more time to sleep and exercise, to develop their curiosity and hobbies."
Hu Ruiwen, a member of the National Education Advisory Committee, in response to new national education guidelines that aim to reduce students' workload
"Few people are interested in mooncake gift packages worth 500 yuan ($81) or more, while large orders by government bodies are no longer a reality."
Li Aihua, who owns an online mooncake franchise shop in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, commenting on August 29 on declining sales of luxury mooncakes ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival when the sweet treat is given as a gift to friends and family
"With an increase in high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium diets, a decrease in physical activity and a more sedentary lifestyle, all factors that lead to weight gain, diabetes and other chronic diseases are now reaching epidemic proportions in China."
Guang Ning, Vice President of Ruijin Hospital, affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong University Medical School, on September 3
"Laws should be made to clarify that guardians cannot leave children under a certain age unattended."
Qin Qianhong, a law professor with Wuhan University in Hubei Province, in response to a recent slew of child injuries and deaths across the country, on September 4