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My form is more on the lines of a Chinese porcelain-jar juggler. They learn it as a child. They learn, learn, learn, learn - but not with a porcelain jar. Then, when they're ready to perform, they're taken to a museum, and they're given a porcelain jar for a lifetime to use. When they're done, it's returned to the museum.
I am Taiwanese as well as Chinese.
I think it's unfair to say that Chinese companies are squeezing out American companies. China has so many solar companies that are failing, too.
Even though Chinese society was really closed, there were two windows for me to explore the world. One was from my mother and grandmother, the unseen and invisible world. Another window was brought from my father's side, those classic and Western books.
I'm a reader of Chinese literature, I like their films, but also: I've had great difficulty getting my work published in China; very little of it has been published there. The first two attempts to have all of my work published, for instance, were refused without any reason ever being given.
The Chinese are good at repression and can be pretty ruthless about it.
I look at American movies, the big muscles, and try to apply that to Chinese film-making.
And look at the mess that Russia is; most Chinese don't want to follow that.
Nobody is making Americans buy Chinese goods.
P. J. O'Rourke
Although I don't like the way the Chinese do business, I continue to do business in China. I have to. They're the next world power.
Mo Yan is the Chinese equivalent of the Soviet Russian apparatchik writer Mikhail Sholokhov: a patsy of the regime.
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.
If we didn't have the Chinese buying things, we'd be on the floor.
A lot of Chinese don't understand why people in the West are critical of China.
Anything illegal under Chinese law is, of course, not protected by copyright.
At certain historic moments, grandparents took on childrearing responsibilities. In many cultures, they still do. Chinese grandparents who are able to retire at 55 are seen all over Beijing bouncing grandbabies. In the United States, we can't afford to retire at 55.
Normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1979, combined with economic reforms and opening, transformed the Chinese people's lives.
One day, people in China may be able to see the records of conversations between multinational tech companies and the Chinese authorities.
The Chinese government sometimes shuts down the Internet and mobile services in specific areas where unrest occurs.
There is a great deal of concern in the Chinese military that Taiwan's reunification with China is drifting further and further away.
I had one incident where my daughter said that a girl asked if she was a brown person. I said, 'We're black. You have black people, white people, Chinese people, Hispanic people; we're all brought up differently.'
Wushu is a move in Chinese, a physical move. An attack. Wushu is like an art.
Almost every week, there are stories in the press or on Chinese social media about what even the official Chinese media call 'hot online topics:' stories about how people in a particular village or town used Weibo to expose malfeasance by local or regional authorities.
I do not know of a Chinese blogger who has gone to jail, but I know several who have had their blogs shut down. I also know some Chinese bloggers who have received threatening phone calls from police warning them to 'be careful.' In some cases, they stopped blogging for a while.
I don't think any foreign Internet company can effectively compete against Chinese companies in the Chinese market. The regulatory environment is so difficult that it's almost impossible for foreigners to have an advantage over locals who have better political connections and who can manipulate the regulatory system much more effectively.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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