"The spread of the H7N9 virus in Guangdong Province signals the need for stricter management of the poultry industry by promoting industrialized chicken raising and processing and encouraging the public to consume frozen products instead of live poultry."
He Youlin, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), explaining his motion to this year's annual session of the NPC
"The bases of energy and chemical industries at the middle and upper reaches of the Yellow River produce the bulk of industrial solid waste, which remains unprocessed. The waste has polluted air and will pollute soil and underground water in the long run."
Zhang Shuzhi, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, during the annual session of the CPPCC
"China is central to the makeup of the world system today in ways that are well understood on the level of geopolitics but have not yet been fully elaborated in the realm of culture ... this section aims to change that."
Philip Tinari, Director of Beijing-based Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, which will curate contemporary art from China at the 2014 Armory Show in New York