"We are transforming economic development, restructuring the economy and encouraging companies to go abroad quickly, while the UK is bolstering reform and welcoming foreign investment. This is the moment for stronger cooperation."
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing on December 2
"Just like untold stars may light up the night sky, HIV/AIDS control needs not only government authorities to perform their duties, but also the commitment of volunteers in society."
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasizing the need for scientific treatment and public awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS in a letter he wrote to Beijing You'an Hospital on World AIDS Day
"We would like to ask Japan to explain to other countries whether it has an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) or not. When Japan first set up its ADIZ and later on expanded it several times, it never consulted other countries. Japan doesn't want to allow others to do what they have been doing themselves."
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang responding to the news that Japan would raise the issue of China's ADIZ during the Japan-ASEAN special summit held in Tokyo
"I am not a reader. It is a shame that I hardly have time to read a book. The Nobel Prize tears me away from the desk."
Mo Yan, laureate of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, when recalling how he spent 2013