"Currently, 174 Chinese medicalexperts are working in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and otherWest African countries. This shows China's true friendship with Africancountries, and the Chinese people's international humanitarianism."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, at a press briefing on September 19
"Part of the purpose of this exhibitionis to expel the popular narrative that Europe discovered China and Chinawaited to become a globally engaged society. In fact, China was completelyengaged at a much earlier period."
Curator of British Museum Jessica Harrison-Hall, commenting on the September 18 opening of an exhibition on the cultural splendor and diplomatic reach of China during a 50-year period in the MingDynasty (1368-1644)
"The artificially bred panda populationhas reached some 300, compared to just 10 bred in the 1990s. We mustcontinue releasing them to nature, as that's their real home."
Zhang Hemin, Director of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, announcing on September 21 that the center will release another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild this year
"It was not as good as I hadexpected. It was slower than my time in the first half of this year. But I'm happy that I'm taking home a gold from the Asian Games."
Liu Ying, a Chinese swimmer whose 25.83-second time in the women's 50-meter butterfly swim took gold and set a new Asian Games record, speaking with Xinhua News Agency on September 22