"The first public destruction of ivory in China was to demonstrate the country's determination to discourage illegal ivory trading, protect wildlife and raise public awareness."
Zhang Jianlong, Vice Administrator of the State Forestry Administration, commenting on the Chinese Government's destruction of 6.1 tonnes of confiscated ivory on January 6
"His suicide may be an extreme case, but the debate on social morality it has triggered is more heart-rending."
Yang Nailiang, a professor of humanities and law at South China Agricultural University, commenting on the suicide of 45-year-old Wu Weiqing in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, who rescued an injured senior citizen but faced accusations and demands for compensation afterward
"With the issuance of 4G licenses, China's mobile networks will embrace a wave of explosive growth in 2014. Enthusiasm will be further released, create new development opportunities for Internet industries."
Gao Xinmin, Vice President of the Internet Society of China, at a conference in Beijing on January 8
"Higher incomes, along with the growing awareness of the benefits to English education at an early age, mean we expect more resources to be allocated for preschool English education."
Zhang Yang, a Beijing-based education analyst, commenting on the booming preschool English education market in China