"The games were initiated to encourage public sports participation, but they have evolved into a fierce battle between local sports authorities as they chase after medals."
Yi Jiandong, a sports researcher and Vice President of the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, in response to scandals surrounding the 12th National Games, including allegations of biased judges
"Parents will be more worried if I decline the gifts. They may think that I look down on what they are offering me. However, if I accept the gifts, I will feel uncomfortable."
Du Jinxia, a private primary school teacher, commenting on the practice of parents sending gifts to teachers on Teachers' Day which falls on September 10 in China
"Abolish English classes for primary school students and add lessons on the Chinese classics. Ban off-school English training programs. Save children and save Chinese!"
Wang Xuming, President of the Beijing-based Language and Culture Press, who has more than 1.8 million followers on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging platform similar to Twitter, urging on September 8 for more emphasis on Chinese language education
"Although lymphoma is a serious disease, which worries my family members and friends a lot, I know that this is life, and it is full of unexpected things. I will choose to face it, as illness is a part of life."
Lee Kai-Fu, one of the most celebrated executives in the Chinese tech world and popular blogger, revealing his lymphoma diagnosis online on September 6