This is our bottom line, and the will of 1.25 billion Chinese people.
If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.
What girls do to each other is beyond description. No chinese torture comes close.
Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight. It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations, not to mention Chinese - American relations.
I start by using Chinese and many of the sounds of other languages are similar.
No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese are incapable of religious experience, even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
The Chinese said of themselves several thousand years ago: China is a sea that salts all the waters that flow into it. Theres another Chinese saying about their country which is much more modernit dates only from the fourth century. This is the saying: The tail of China is large and will not be wagged. I like that one. The British democracy approves the principles of movable party heads and unwaggable national tails. It is due to the working of these important forces that I have the honour to be addressing you at this moment.
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious;
and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.
' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms.
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian;
wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
The Chinese pianist Liu Chi Kung was imprisoned for seven years during the Cultural Revolution, during which time he had no access to a piano. When he returned to giving concerts again after he was released, his playing was better than ever. Asked how this was possible since he had not practice for seven years, he replied: I did practice, every day. I rehearsed every piece I had ever played, note by note, in my mind.
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
It was ideal apple-eating weather; the whitest sunlight descended from the purest sky, and an easterly wind rustled, without ripping loose, the last of the leaves on the Chinese elms. Autumns reward western Kansas for the evils at the remaining seasons impose: winter's rough Colorado winds and hip-high, sheep slaughtering snows; the slushes and the strange land fogs of spring; and summer, when even crows seek the puny shade, and the tawny infinitude of wheatstalks bristle, blaze.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
In that moment, we weren't our American selves, we weren't our Chinese selves;
we were just mortals, sitting together in that light that keeps us here.
iPod liberalism [is] where we assume that every single Iranian or Chinese who happens to have and love his iPod will also love liberal democracy.
[On Chinese Internet,] freedom is a targeted and precise window.
Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone.
More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege.
One Chinese tweet is equal to 3.5 English tweets. ... Because of this, the Chinese really regard this microblogging as a media, not only a headline to media.
People say to me, 'The Chinese, of course, they'll never get themselves involved in multilateral peace-making around the world.' Oh yes? Why not? How many Chinese troops are ... serving under the U.N. command in the world today? 3,700. How many Americans? 11.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.
A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize China's aging cinema infrastructure, attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas, and increase demand for U.S. films.
It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States.
No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs.
No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao.
We need the Chinese to - you know, spend more, save less - consume more and not be so focused on exports. There are big changes we need in the world.
I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist.
For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!
Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese.
And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it's Colin.
We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day.
We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don't - that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It's insane and it's unsustainable.
I got into shape because I took kick-boxing lessons every day to prepare for a fight scene with Taylor Lautner. I really wanted to lie down and eat Chinese food, but I kick-boxed every morning and ran. If someone was filming you with your kit off, you'd do the same thing.
The Chinese have certain advantages. The fact that it's a single party government. But I do believe in the long run the fact that India is a functioning democracy committed to the rule of law. Our system is slow to move but I'm confident that once decisions are taken they are going to be far more durable.
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.