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When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself. Deng Xiaoping
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. Sun Tzu
To read too many books is harmful. Mao Zedong
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. Confucius
Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack. Sun Tzu
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. Mao Zedong
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. Lin Yutang
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. Sun Tzu
It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used. Sun Tzu
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain. Billy Graham
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression. James A. Michener
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. Sun Tzu
The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia. Hideki Tojo
Many in China find it perplexing that the U.S. and Russian perceptions are still so heavily influenced by the Cold War. Fu Ying
People should give up the old concepts of 'you lose. I win', or zero-sum game, and establish a new concept of peaceful development and win-win cooperation. If China develops well, it will benefit the whole world and benefit the United States. If the United States develops well, it will also benefit the world and China. Xi Jinping
China has led the world in new tree planting. Over the last several years China has planted 40 percent as many trees as the rest of the world put together. Since 198, all citizens of China over age 11 (and younger than 60) have been formally required at least three trees per year. Al Gore
I believe we have been fleeced. Bob Corker
I think that right now they are doing what they have to do. [Referring to China's one-child policy, and forced abortion for women pregnant more than once.] I don't agree with forced abortion, but I don't think the United States needs to interfere with what they're doing internally in this regard. China is courting a demographic catastrophe. By aborting more girls than boys, in 10 or 20 years Chinese men will have to import wives from Indonesia, which will, in a sense, dilute the–what they consider the racial purity of the Han Chinese. Pat Robertson
Talk does not cook rice. Chinese Proverb
You can enforce a contract in China, but not through the legal route. You have to put pressure on in various ways. Tim Clissold
At regular intervals in Chinese history it suffers complete collapse and the central government disintegrates. Tim Clissold
Ordinary Chinese can actually make choices about their own lives which wasn’t possible 25 years ago. Tim Clissold
You only get to know someone after a huge exchange of blows. Chinese Proverb
There is something so fascinating about the 1.3 billion person market in China that businessmen become irrational. They do things in China that they normally would never do…. There’s something about China that makes foreigners act irrationally. Tim Clissold
We had the controlling shares but we weren’t in control. Tim Clissold
China is littered with the wrecks of failed joint ventures. Investors are moving toward wholly-owned subsidiaries. Tim Clissold
With a bronze mirror, one can see whether he is properly attired; with history as a mirror, one can understand the rise and fall of a nation; with men as a mirror, one can see whether he is right or wrong. Now I've lost my faithful mirror by the death of Weizheng Taizong; Li Shimin
China, Japan, and Asia in general have been happy to hold U.S. debt instruments in recent decades, but they will not prop up our spending habits forever…. The greatest threat facing America today is not terrorism, or foreign economic competition, or illegal immigration. The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation. Ronald E. Paul
It baffles some economists that Congress pays so little heed to their research, but then immigration policy has never been based on economics. Economic fears played a part in the passage of the exclusionary acts against Chinese in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and in the 1920’s of quotas (aimed in particular at people from Southern and Eastern Europe), but they were mostly fueled by xenophobia. They were supplanted in the Civil Rights era by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which ended quotas and established a new priority based on family reunification. That law, also sponsored by Kennedy, had nothing to do with economics, either. It made the chief criterion for getting in having a relative who was already here. Roger Lowenstein
The quality of our people is too low …. chaos will ensue. Jiang Zemin
In 1776 one-fifth of America’s trade ran through the Middle East and that trade involved, in essence, large barrels of rum from Boston in particular, which were sent out of New England to the Ottoman Empire. There it was dumped and the barrels were filled up with opium. From there, the ships went to China and they dumped the opium in China and filled it up with tea and came back to New England. Michael Oren
It is imperative to build a contingent of public servants who are politically reliable, professionally competent, and clean and honest, and have a good work style. Wen Jiabao
Despite high profile examples of local authorities been tried, convicted, and sometimes even executed for corruption, many officials simply calculate that the payoff for malfeasance is worth the risk of being caught. John L. Thornton
The Chinese government today finds it hotter than ever to attract, develop, and retain talent. Graduates from the country’s top universities, who once would have filled government posts, are instead choosing to take jobs in the private sector. Ironically, by creating new opportunities for talented people, three decades of reform have made undertaking new reforms more difficult John L. Thornton
Of course there are Chinese millionaires in big cars and big houses. Is it the answer to make a few Malay millionaires with big cars and big houses? …. Meanwhile, whenever there is a failure of economic, social and educational policies, you come back and say, oh, these wicked Chinese, Indian and others opposing Malay rights. They don't oppose Malay rights. They, the Malay, have the right as Malaysian citizens to go up to the level of training and education that the more competitive societies, the non-Malay society, has produced. That is what must be done, isn't it? Not to feed them with this obscurantist doctrine that all they have got to do is to get Malay rights for the few special Malays and their problem has been resolved. Lee Kuan Yew
If you stay here much longer, you'll all get slitty-eyed Prince Philip
A real man should die in front of the ranks, not hide behind a wall. Yuan Shao
The subject of human rights in China is one which I have discussed on numerous occasions in the United States. In fact, I've talked so much about it, that I practically have blisters on my mouth. Human rights in China have been improving from one day to the next, and I think it's fair to say that the degree of human rights now being enjoyed by the Chinese people is unprecedented in China's history. We acknowledge that we still have shortcomings, and these shortcomings are ones which we are still working hard to address Zhu Rongji
Don't make such a big deal out of this trade deficit…. In the United States you cannot find anybody to produce such labor-intensive products and it will be more expensive if you were to import such products from other countries and the regions than China. Only China is in the best position to produce such products, and this is also beneficial to China because this has provided job opportunities to China. Zhu Rongji
Abraham Lincoln, in order to maintain the unity of the United States...resorted to the use of, I think Abraham Lincoln, president, is a model, is an example. Zhu Rongji
You boys must be crazy. We can't use that awful thing against Asians for the second time in a decade. Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can scarcely imagine the beauty and magnificence of the palaces we burnt. It made one’s heart sore just to burn them; in fact, those palaces were so large, and we were so pressed for time, that we could not plunder them carefully. Charles George Chinese Gordon
The Century of Shame Anonymous
The problem is, how can we help them get rich and stay rich ourselves? Clyde Prestowitz
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. Chinese Proverb
He who strikes first can defeat the enemy. He who strikes last will be beaten Xiang Liang
Attacking does not merely consist in assaulting walled cities or striking at an army in battle array; it must include the art of assailing the enemy's mental equilibrium Sun Tzu
The Chinese people are not a new kind of human nature. Human nature in China is the same as it is elsewhere. When you start in a tyrannical regime to hand out freedom there is no place to draw that line and expect that line to hold. And so it’s only a matter of time before this regime comes down Michael Ledeen
China must voluntarily cut back on exports to America otherwise American politics will become unmanageable. Max Baucus
If officials are too forceful, people will revolt. Song Baorui
Unrest has its reasons. Song Baorui
The first problem is too many workers. The second problem is having fools and crooks as managers. Song Baorui
It is not polite to receive a favor without returning it. Chinese Proverb
You can't ignore one billion people. Richard Nixon
History indicates that indiscriminately copying Western political systems is a blind alley for China. Hu Jintao
In the face of a world that is far from being tranquil and the formidable tasks before us, all Party members must be mindful of the potential danger and stay prepared against adversities in times of peace. We must be keenly aware of the rigorous challenges brought about by ever-sharpening international competition. Jiang Zemim
The accumulated hardships under which the army had so long labored made their situation intolerable, and called aloud for immediate redress. An application to the supreme authority of America was thought a salutary measure, and the improbability of obtaining relief from the States individually, after the treatment the Massachusetts line had experienced from their State, rendered it absolutely indispensable. Samuel Shaw
If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him. Anonymous
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely. Anonymous
Listen to your enemies, for they first find your faults. Anonymous
Use power to curb power. Anonymous
As soon as control eases, there is chaos. [Yi fang, jiu luan.] Anonymous
Better a Chinese train that runs late than a capitalist train that runs on time. Anonymous
Death and destruction to the foreigner and all his works. Anonymous
Don’t pull the listener’s ear to make your point. Anonymous
Fists of Righteous Harmony Anonymous
If people want peace in the world, then Ging Wei should be gotten rid of, if people want a good world, then they need Kou Zhuan. Anonymous
Independence or Death Anonymous
It Is Glorious To Be Rich Anonymous
Long Live the Great, Glorious and Always Correct Chinese Communist Party. Anonymous
No dogs or Chinese allowed. Anonymous
Our minds are on the left, but our pockets are on the right. Anonymous
The Senator from Formosa Anonymous
Serve the People Anonymous
There are no landowners, no capitalists, no parasites, no leaders, no officials, no deputies, no family heads, no armies, no prisons, no police, no courts of justice, no law, no religion, no marriage. Anonymous
We won’t be very successful with the Chinese leadership [on human rights issues] if we’re in their face all the time. William Archer
The times call for candor. The Philippines are ours forever… and just beyond the Philippines are China’s inimitable market. We will not retreat from either. We will not repudiate our destiny in the Archipelago… We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race—trustees under God of the civilization of the world. Albert J. Beveridge
Allow peaceful demonstrations and the next thing you know people will want a voice in running things. Herb Block
I don't oppose my own death by firing squad. But that might be letting me off too lightly. Chopping off my head might be better. Chen Boda
Sweep Away All Monsters and Demons Chen Boda
Let China sleep for when she wakes, the world will tremble. Napoleon Bonaparte
The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy. Omar N. Bradley
People complain about bureaucracy. You haven't seen bureaucracy until you've seen bureaucracy in China. Ronald H. Brown
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors .... They yield, they bend to the wind, but they never break. Pearl S. Buck
Universal suffrage is our ultimate goal. Anson Chan
Generalissimo of the Forces for the Suppression of Communism Chang Tso-lin
A quarter of a century ago, we were crazy about politics. Now we are crazy about making money …. I am afraid that one day we will become money hooligans without culture. Chen Kaige
If when I die I am still a dictator I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a stable base for a democratic government, I will be remembered forever in every home in China. Chiang Kai-shek
Our celestial empire possesses all things in prolific abundance and lacks no products within its own borders. There is therefore no need to import the manufactures of outside barbarians. Ch'ien-lung
[Defining state secrets:] All state affairs which have not yet been decided upon, or which have been decided upon but not yet been made public. China
[We must] accelerate the reform of our political system, especially the building of a system of socialist democracy based on law …. Democracy is a worldwide trend …. If the Party doesn’t hold up the banner of democracy in our country, someone else will, and we will lose out. China
Overthrow the capitalist class. Chinese Communist Party
Put baldly, city officials don’t want migrants stealing local resident’s rice bowls. Chinese Economic Times
The tail of China is large and will not be wagged. Chinese Proverb
Alarm in hard times makes one live; indulgence in comfort makes one die. Chinese Proverb
Disasters impel a nation to rise Chinese Proverb
The reason for having diplomatic relations [with Communist China] is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience.... British policy has always been that you recognize when ... Government truly has control. It's not a question of whether you like them or not. Winston Churchill
Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. Hillary Clinton
Freedom strengthens stability. Bill Clinton
We must not confuse protocol with principle. Bill Clinton
All men are born good. Kung Fu-tse; Confucius
Recompense injury with justice. Confucius; Kung Fu-tse
Chinese civilization is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle. Aleister Crowley
The problem with being an avid reader in China is that there were few books to be read. Da Chen
No one has ever understood China. John Payton Davies
I’ve never formally been number 1 in the Party, but everybody keeps hanging around me, showing me deference. I have to give the nod on every important decision. I carry too much weight and that is not good for the Party or the state. Deng Xiaoping
Leftist things have done terrible harm to our party in the past … Socialism may be ruined by rightism and may also be ruined by leftism. China must guard against rightism but should mainly guard against leftism. Deng Xiaoping
Histories of the world omitted China; if a Chinaman invented compass or movable type or gunpowder we promptly "forgot it" and named their European inventors. W. E. B. Du Bois
It is too early to tell. Chou En-lai
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. Chou En-lai
They gave you notice to abandon your contraband … the right is with them even though they are heathens. William E. Gladstone
I'd drop a low-yield atomic bomb on Chinese supply lines in North Vietnam. Barry Goldwater
Within the realm of the law, we have to be as severe as we can. We will not simply give capital punishment to all criminals, but those who deserve it will get it. Fu Changlu
Your poverty is my shame. Liu Fu
Whether this organization [the Chinese Communist Party] has strength depends not on whether it is in power, but on whether it has the best people, and whether it can earn the support of the people. Hu Gang
If we do not effectively carry out the struggle against corruption, it will spread like pestilence, and the Communist Party will destroy itself. Hubei Daily News
Hell's Angels Howard Hughes
If France, Germany, and Great Britain – who have often been at war with each other – are now friends, then India, Pakistan, and China could become friends, too. Lionel Jospin
Protect the country—Kill the foreigner. I Ho Chuan
A letter arrived from Shanghai reporting in detail the atrocities of our army in Nanking. It describes a horrendous situation of pillage and rape. My God, is this how our Imperial Army behaves? Itaro Ishigari
Compassionate killing Japan
Treat everyone found outside the walls [of the city] as anti-Japanese and destroy them…. Since it is convenient in conducting sweep operations to burn down houses, prepare materials. Japan
I have been disgusted to find that those people (immigrants) can live where a decent man would die; they can live on ... food that other men would not touch. John Jarrett
For them an iota of forgiveness should not be given. Jiang Zemin
Our ancestors have always regarded independence as fundamental to the concept of a nation. Jiang Zemin
The fight against corruption is a grave political struggle vital to the very existence of the party and the state. Jiang Zemin
Corruption is the virus that has eroded the healthy body of the party and the state. If we lower our guard and let it run wild, our party will be ruined, the people's power will be lost, and the great cause of social modernization will be forced off track. Jiang Zemin
I truly believe that to write about it and talk about it is the only way to prevent it from happening again. Ji-Li Jiang
I knew we were going to get into this sort of a mess when we went in there. And I don’t see how we’re ever going to get out of it without fighting a major war with the Chinese. Lyndon B. Johnson
I don't care if he's got two horns and a tail. As long as he's anti communist, we can use him. Douglas MacArthur
With the existence of the few rich Malays at least the poor can say that their fate is not entirely to serve rich non-Malays. From the point of view of racial ego, and this ego is still strong, the unseemly existence of Malay tycoons is essential. Mohamad Mahathir
They [Western Nations] enjoy freedom, prosperity, and peace. They live happily year after year. Their national life is millennial. Commerce, developed; military strong; industry and technology grew progressively. Political situation and scholarship are perfect. I am resentful that my country is by far more miserable than the Western nations. I am regretful that China, who had enjoyed a glorious past, has now become desperate. The nature of my people was originally not bad. Why could not they achieve higher accomplishments than the white people? Chiu Chin
Autumn rain and autumn wind sadden us. Chiu Chin
Look at me Captains. Your departed chief sat in counsel with me. Your most powerful fleet, the White Fleet, has been under my command. We have taken more prizes than any other fleet. Do you think I will bow to any other chief? His Kai Ching
One Japanese soldier is worth ten Chinese. Yosuke Matsuoka
In a market economy, the right to seek employment is fundamental … the issue goes beyond economy. It’s an issue of human rights. Mau Yushi
The Egyptian hierarchy, the paternal despotism of China, were very fit instruments for carrying those nations up to the point of civilization which they attained. But having reached that point, they were brought to a permanent halt for want of mental liberty and individuality. John Stuart Mill
I’d rather eat French shit for two years than Chinese shit forever. Nguyen Ai Quoc; Ho Chi Minh
Beware of bad Asians Daniel arap Moi
I am ready to do business with any established government, but I cannot help to make a government to do business with. J. Pierpont Morgan
Human nature, in which the laws of politics have their roots, has not changed since the classical philosophies of China, India, and Greece endeavored to discover those laws. Hans Morgenthau
The British should leave Egypt and … as the price of that policy and the favor England would thereby win from France, you should be able, without spending a shilling or losing a man, to annex China to the Indian Empire. Leopold II
It is impossible for us to proceed with reform and expand the economy amid social upheaval. Order leads to prosperity and chaos to decline. Li Peng
We should work for material progress and at the same time ethical progress. Li Peng
We should not hesitate to take forceful action against criminal activities and to eliminate social evils. If we are too tender-hearted, we will come to grief. Li Peng
Capitalism still wants to beat socialism in the end. Li Xiannian
Chinese people are no different from any other. Like all members of the human race, the Chinese are born with a body and a brain, with passions and a soul. Therefore, they can and must enjoy the same inalienable rights, dignity and liberty as other human beings ... Fang Lizhe
I am Chinese, but I am thoroughly American. Gary Locke
China remains too important for America's national security to risk the relationship on the emotions of the moment.... No government in the world would have tolerated having the main square of its capital occupied by tens of thousands of demonstrators. Henry A. Kissinger
The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain that there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China …. The United States does not challenge that position. Henry A. Kissinger
A person who knows cock fighting is better off than a learned scholar Chinese Proverb
A wise person would never be eager to ask for acknowledgment of his or her contribution. Chinese Proverb
All the officials responsible for giving ethical advice to the emperor were chased away. Chinese Proverb
Ancient histories provide windows to knowing current affairs. Chinese Proverb
As long as the law exists, there will be morality. Chinese Proverb
Coffin sales people would like to have a plague every year. Chinese Proverb
Do not employ someone whom you have doubt in. Once one employs someone, he or she should not have doubt in that person. Chinese Proverb
Eliminate different factions of a warlord's followers by using internal strife to make them kill each other Chinese Proverb
Friends recommend one another for jobs Chinese Proverb
Getting rid of a problem in one area improves the situations in ten areas. Chinese Proverb
Government posts are for sale, preventing some poor people with abilities from serving in those positions. Chinese Proverb
Government troops [police] are worse to the civilians than are the bandits whom the troops are trying to eliminate. Chinese Proverb
Having wealth and prestige by being a court official comes at a cost. Being poor and having low social status give people freedom. Chinese Proverb
How long it takes for reforms of ritual ceremonies to be discussed among scholars who all have their own ideas. Chinese Proverb
If a military mission has no guide who knows the inside information of the opponents, it will likely have to retreat half of the way. Chinese Proverb
If one could rise to heaven, there would not be any people on earth. Chinese Proverb
If one delays the treatment of a disease, one does not recover quickly. Chinese Proverb
If one does not forget one's previous experience, one can learn for the future from the past. Chinese Proverb
If one does not search for things, how will he ever find anything? Chinese Proverb
If one has a flexible attitude, one knows how to deal with changing situations Chinese Proverb
If one is respected, it is only because one shows one's respect for others first. Chinese Proverb
If one wants to get high paying jobs, one ought to depend on those who are in power. Chinese Proverb
If one were to be penalized in any way by one's superior, one would have no good words to say about that superior Chinese Proverb
If the head of the state is exemplary and his officials are competent, all things will go well. If the head of the state will worry about minute details, his officials will be lazy, and all things will go bad. Chinese Proverb
If there was a day that history was not recorded, then the history of one hundred days would be in peril. Chinese Proverb
Inappropriate and harsh policies distance the people from the government. Not only do they induce suffering and pain, they also counter the favors given to the people in the past Chinese Proverb
it is … not a good idea to resort to tossing coins. Chinese Proverb
It is a mistake to condemn a horse for being slim and to condemn a capable person for being poor. Chinese Proverb
It is better to have opportunities than to have wisdom. Chinese Proverb
It is profit that makes a wise man loose his senses. Chinese Proverb
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere Chinese Proverb
Mending the fence when one loses a sheep is still not too late. Chinese Proverb
Morality of society has deteriorated so much due to the government's bad policy of selling office positions Chinese Proverb
No good-looking appearance would conceal low intelligence. Chinese Proverb
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. Chinese Proverb
Once one feels content about what one has, then humiliation does not arise. If one could never feel content, one would never even get what one wished to have. Chinese Proverb
One man will carry two buckets of water for his own use, Two men will carry one for their joint use; Three men will carry none for anybody's use. Chinese Proverb
One who uses an ancient rule to govern the present does not necessarily see the changes that have taken place. Chinese Proverb
One would be better off not to buy any land when one has money, since when one has land, the government imposes heavy taxes on one's properties. Chinese Proverb
People always say it is carefree leaving officialdom, but actually they do want to keep the position. Chinese Proverb
People would rather live in undeveloped places in the tropical south than have to live under the jurisdiction of four greedy and corrupted princes. Chinese Proverb
Some powerful people who were not emperors, yet were just as powerful as emperors, were followed by an entourage of officials Chinese Proverb
The benefit of drinking alcohol is very minimal and the harm of it is as bad as what a knife can do. Chinese Proverb
The best way to become wealthy is through trade Chinese Proverb
The difference between people are really great in terms of the level of their aspirations. Chinese Proverb
The general population protect themselves by keeping promises Chinese Proverb
The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities Chinese Proverb
The key to winning a battle is to not burden the general population with military expenses Chinese Proverb
The kingdom is in such a peaceful state that people come from afar to visit Chinese Proverb
The poor should not have to learn how to be frugal and the rich should not have to learn to be extravagant. Chinese Proverb
The prison officials practiced such excessive cruelty that they were jeopardizing the entire system Chinese Proverb
Those wealthy people purchase books to put on their book shelves for display rather than for reading. Chinese Proverb
When one is having good fortune, one's mind tends to be clear. When one is struck by a disaster, one's mind tends to be muddled. Chinese Proverb
When the fish price is too low, the fishermen starve. Chinese Proverb
When the water is deep enough, we can tell who is tall. Chinese Proverb
When there are three leaders to look up to, who exactly should I follow? Chinese Proverb
Wild beasts hate nets, and people hate their superiors. Chinese Proverb
With inflation, debts and bills fly to the sky Chinese Proverb
With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm. Chinese Proverb
I, poor in virtue and of contemptible personality, have incurred the wrath of God on high. My Ministers have deceived me. I am ashamed to meet my ancestors; and therefore I myself take off my crown, and with my hair covering my face, await dismemberment at the hands of the rebels. Do not hurt a single one of my people! Chongzhen
This was a forced oath; the spirits do not hear such. Confucius; Kung Fu-tse
With a good [political] system, even evil men cannot do evil. Deng Xiaoping
The only thing Oriental about me, is my face. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Soong Mei-ling
We in China are convinced that it is the better half of wisdom not to accept failure ignominiously, but to risk it gloriously. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Soong Mei-ling
It is my opinion that whatever is the custom of a nation, and is practiced by the first characters of that nation towards their chief, cannot degrade strangers who perform the same. Napoleon Bonaparte
The only things that matter in the world are Japan and China, Russia and Europe. Latin America doesn’t matter…. And … there’s nothing you can do about the Middle East. Richard Nixon
As China works towards the rule of law, it is critical that it continues to develop and strengthen its legal system. However, it should be recognized that this system is only as strong as the professionals who work to uphold it. Michael Posner
The United States sets the example for the rest of the world. But we are not in league with most of the most of the rest of the world on the death penalty. We are in league with China and Saudi Arabia. George Ryan
The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on! Sun Yat-sen
I command that all foreigners, men, women, and children, be summarily executed. Let not one escape, so that my empire may be purged of this noisome source of corruption, and that peace may be restored to my loyal subjects. Tzu-Hsi
Slay all foreigners wheresoever you find them; even though they be prepared to leave your province, yet they must be slain Tzu-Hsi
The coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof …. the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or having so come after the expiration of said ninety days, to remain within the United States United States Congress
The Laogai facilities are one of the violent component parts of the state machine. Laogai facilities of all levels are established as tools representing the interests of the proletariat and the people's masses and exercising dictatorship over a minority of hostile elements originating from exploiter classes. Mao Zedong
Opening China to the world has dramatically affected the movement for democracy. The process of opening up is a process whereby the government loosens its control of the people. On the other hand, simply opening the economy is not enough. Very few people are actually able to enjoy the economic reforms. The privileged classes, or those who have connections with the privileged classes, enjoy more benefits from an open policy. Wei Jingsheng
I . . . appeal to the House to consider well our interests in the Western Ocean, on our western coast, and the trade to China and India; and the ease with which it can be brought down the Missouri. What is this commerce? Thousands of years have passed by, and, year after year, all the nations of the earth have, each year, sought the rich commerce of that country; all have enjoyed the riches of the East. That trade was sought by King Solomon, by Tyre, Sidon; this wealth found its way to Egypt, and at last to Rome, to France, Portugal, Spain, Holland, England, and finally to this Republic. How vast and incomparably rich must be that country and commerce, which has never ceased, one day, from the highest point of Jewish splendor to the instant that I am speaking, to supply the whole globe with all the busy imagination of man can desire for his ease, comfort, and enjoyment! John Floyd
Dr. Kissinger is a man you can talk to. Chou En-lai
One thing, and one thing only, prevents the establishment of a stable Central Government at Peking, and this is the insatiable greed of money which possesses every Chinese who attains to public office. J. O. P. Bland
Nothing had done more to prevent the restoration of political equilibrium of law and order, under a strong central authority, than the ascendancy in public affairs of the student class, and particularly that undisciplined section of it which combines crude ideas of Republicanism with a smattering of Western science. J. O. P. Bland
Restrictions have been placed on my authority which have hampered me in my work of promoting the country's best interests…. I have always preferred conservative to radical courses. Yuan Shikai
The form of government is of much less importance than the character of the men who administer it. North China Herald
Whoever triumphs, the result of the present upheaval will doubtless be to keep the yoke of militarism as firmly as ever on the neck of the people of China. As Europe has learned to its sorrow, it is possible to win the war and lose the peace, so China is beginning to understand that that blessed word democracy does not mean peace, and that prosperity and order are not necessary corollaries of a successful revolution and a republican form of government. North China Herald
The great increase of the contraband opium trade was the cause of frequent comment on the Upper Yangtsze. It seems to parallel what one hears of the liquor-smuggling in America, for I was told that large numbers were being attracted by the great profits, and people of hitherto unimpeachable reputation were engaged in the trade; so that in this way, as well as by the use of the drug, numerous people were being debauched. . . . Caravans of the drug have been brought over by the soldiers from Yunnan and Kueichow, where the planting has been encouraged and even insisted upon by the officials, who in some cases have taxed it when planted, when in blossom, and when the drug is gathered. North China Herald
The Chinese Republic stands upon a base of sand, that the moderate men are looking forward to the re-establishment of a monarchy, the army to a military despotism or extended anarchy, the provinces to autonomy, and the robber Powers around China to spoliation on a scale even bigger than has hitherto been possible. Young China's friends have served the honest members of the party badly, by persuading Europe and America to accept as genuine the elaborate sham which has been erected, by talking of the solidity of the Republic and the acquiescence of the people. London Observer
The army, uncontrolled and uncontrollable, has already repudiated Young China; the horde of hungry politicians remains absorbed in futile arguments and sordid intrigues; the Government is without prestige, policy or power; three parties in the State, alike and pelf; the Cabinet is distracted by the advice of amateur politicians at the capital and the threats and protests of the provinces. J. O. P. Bland
Current war plans call for the defense of Quemoy and Matsu by nuclear strikes deep into China …. The United States does not have a politically feasible capability to defend Quemoy and Matsu. I question whether, in the event of an attack on Quemoy and Matsu, we should or will run the very grave risk of general nuclear war attendant on our present military planning. Gerard C. Smith
Now what do the Chinese Communists want? They don’t want Quemoy and Matsu. They don’t want just Formosa. They want the world. Richard Nixon
In the next few months of this year, a broad democratic movement must be set going throughout the country, with the immediate objective of completely democratizing the national assembly and the constitution. The second matter concerns freedom of speech, assembly and association for the people. Without such freedom, it will be impossible to carry out the democratic reconstruction of the political system, mobilize the people for the war of resistance and victoriously defend the motherland and recover the lost territories … Mao Zedong
The Long March is the first of its kind in the annals of history, that it is a manifesto, a propaganda force, a seeding-machine. Has history ever witnessed a long march such as ours? For twelve months we were under daily reconnaissance and bombing from the skies by scores of planes, while on land we were encircled and pursued, obstructed and intercepted by a huge force of several hundred thousand men, and we encountered untold difficulties and dangers on the way; yet by using our two legs we swept across a distance of more than twenty thousand li through the length and breadth of eleven provinces. Let us ask, has history ever known a long march to equal ours? No, never. The Long March is a manifesto. It has proclaimed to the world that the Red Army is an army of heroes, while the imperialists and their running dogs, Chiang Kai-shek and his like, are impotent. It has proclaimed their utter failure to encircle, pursue, obstruct and intercept us. The Long March is also a propaganda force. It has announced to some 200 million people in eleven provinces that the road of the Red Army is their only road to liberation. Mao Zedong
The Kuomintang is now pursuing a policy of blockhouse warfare, feverishly constructing their ‘tortoise-shells’ as though they were iron bastions. Comrades! Are they really iron bastions? Not in the least! Think of the palaces of the feudal emperors over thousands of years, were they not powerful with their walls and moats? Yet they crumbled one after another the moment the masses arose. The tsar of Russia was one of the world's most ferocious rulers, yet when the proletariat and the peasantry rose in revolution, was there anything left of him? No, nothing. His bastions of iron? They all crumbled. Comrades! What is a true bastion of iron? It is the masses, the millions upon millions of people who genuinely and sincerely support the revolution. That is the real iron bastion which no force can smash, no force whatsoever. The counter-revolution cannot smash us; on the contrary we shall smash it. Rallying millions upon millions of people round the revolutionary government and expanding our revolutionary war, we shall wipe out all counter-revolution and take over the whole of China. Mao Zedong
Criticism may be made without regard to organizational discipline: Mao Zedong
The higher bodies must be familiar with the life of the masses and with the situation in the lower bodies so as to have an objective basis for correct guidance. Mao Zedong
Chinese have a history of being a victim of aggression, not of being aggressive. Culturally there is no tendency to acquire territory. He Ya-Fei
There is no starvation in China today. This is something that has not ever been achieved by any other government in China – ever. He Ya-Fei
You cannot have prosperity without peace. Without peace, China cannot continue to develop itself. He Ya-Fei
We can not have peace and prosperity in Asia with any single country trying to dominate the region. He Ya-Fei
In difficult or critical times some comrades often have doubts about the survival of Red political power and become pessimistic. The reason is that they have not found the correct explanation for its emergence and survival. If only we realize that splits and wars will never cease within the White regime in China, we shall have no doubts about the emergence, survival and daily growth of Red political power. Mao Zedong
‘Down with imperialism!’ ‘Down with the warlords!’ ‘Down with the corrupt officials!’ ‘Down with the local tyrants and evil gentry!’ -- these political slogans have grown wings, they have found their way to the young, the middle-aged and the old, to the women and children in countless villages, they have penetrated into their minds and are on their lips. For instance, watch a group of children at play. If one gets angry with another, if he glares, stamps his foot and shakes his fist, you will then immediately hear from the other the shrill cry of "Down with imperialism! Mao Zedong
As to the authority of the husband, this has always been weaker among the poor peasants because, out of economic necessity, their womenfolk have to do more manual labor than the women of the richer classes and therefore have more say and greater power of decision in family matters. Mao Zedong
All power to the peasant associations! Anonymous
‘Crowning’ the landlords and parading them through the villages. This sort of thing is very common. A tall paper-hat is stuck on the head of one of the local tyrants or evil gentry, bearing the words ‘Local tyrant so-and-so’ or ‘So-and-so of the evil gentry’. He is led by a rope and escorted with big crowds in front and behind. Sometimes brass gongs are beaten and flags waved to attract people's attention. This form of punishment more than any other makes the local tyrants and evil gentry tremble. Anyone who has once been crowned with a tall paper-hat loses face altogether and can never again hold up his head. Hence many of the rich prefer being fined to wearing the tall hat. But wear it they must, if the peasants insist. Mao Zedong
The main targets of attack by the peasants are the local tyrants, the evil gentry and the lawless landlords, but in passing they also hit out against patriarchal ideas and institutions, against the corrupt officials in the cities and against bad practices and customs in the rural areas. In force and momentum the attack is tempestuous; those who bow before it survive and those who resist perish. As a result, the privileges which the feudal landlords enjoyed for thousands of years are being shattered to pieces. Every bit of the dignity and prestige built up by the landlords is being swept into the dust. Mao Zedong
Our enemies are all those in league with imperialism -- the warlords, the bureaucrats, the comprador class, the big landlord class and the reactionary section of the intelligentsia attached to them…. As for the vacillating middle bourgeoisie, their right-wing may become our enemy and their left-wing may become our friend -- but we must be constantly on our guard and not let them create confusion within our ranks. Mao Zedong
Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution. The basic reason why all previous revolutionary struggles in China achieved so little was their failure to unite with real friends in order to attack real enemies. Mao Zedong
We do not recognize the Communist regime on the mainland. We consider them bandits. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Soong Mei-ling
While intellectually you are giants, morally you are pygmies. Tom Lantos
What good are we doing them in China if we are just making money off them but they are still denied freedom. Lynn Woolsey
Cheap goods are the artillery for battering down Chinese walls and for overcoming the obstinate hatred entertained against foreigners by semi-civilised nations Karl Marx
Japanese spirit, Chinese learning Anonymous
He was in time to witness the destruction of the Summer Palace at Peking--the act by which Lord Elgin, in the name of European civilization, took vengeance upon the barbarism of the East. Giles Lytton Strachey
Women’s rights are human rights. Hillary Clinton
To win victory is easy; to preserve its fruits, difficult. Sun Tzu
If you’re a Chinese mayor and have to choose between growing jobs and cutting pollution, you will invariably choose jobs: Coughing workers are much less politically dangerous than unemployed workers. Thomas Friedman
It must be pointed out that climate change has been caused by the long-term historic emissions of developed countries and their high per-capita emissions. Developed countries bear an unshirkable responsibility. Jiang Yu
The cheapest, cleanest, nonemitting power plant in the world is the one you don’t build. Thomas Friedman
The market does not work in energy...Carbon has to have a value. Today in the U.S. and China it has no value Jeffrey R. Immelt
Wherever there is repression of the individual, wherever there are acts contrary to the nature of the individual, there can be no greater crime. Mao Zedong
Heads will fall, heads will be chopped off, of course. But just think how good communism is! The state won’t bother us anymore, you women will be free, marriage problems won’t plague you anymore. Mao Zedong
The Principle aim of physical education is military heroism Tse-Tung Mao
The Party and the masses have to be placed on a war footing, criticizing the Nationalists by means of a machine gun Mao Zedong
Opinions should not be allowed to become conclusions Mao Zedong
The first 3 years of a person’s life determines the next 80 years. Chinese Proverb
Education is more valuable than money. Money can be taken away from you. Education cannot be. Chinese Proverb
Most American flags are made in China as you know. M. Farooq Kathwari
A fundamental part of the non-proliferation bargain is the commitment of the five nuclear States recognized under the non-proliferation treaty — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — to move toward disarmament. Mohamed El Baradei
China is a company of contradictions. Nothing is what it appears to be. We have to be extremely respectful when we go overseas. Howard Schultz
The Malays are spiritually inclined, tolerant and easy-going. The non-Malays, and especially the Chinese, are materialistic, aggressive and have an appetite for work. For equality to come about, it is necessary that these strikingly contrasting races adjust to each other Mohamad Mahathir
Chinese workers making $1000 a year have been helping American designers, marketers, engineers, and retailers making $1000 a week, and up, earn even more. James Fallows
She can talk beautifully about democracy. But she does not know how to live democracy Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationalism, democracy, and people's livelihood. Sun Yat-sen
The Chinese millions have given the world the greatest revolution of modern times in the most civilized manner known to history. We have emancipated ourselves from the imperial yoke, not by brute force, but by sheer reasoning and unparalleled toleration. Within the amazingly short period of 4 months, and without shedding over one hundredth part of the blood that has been shed in other similar revolutions, we have transformed our immense country from an empire of 4,000 years standing into a modern democracy. Ching Chun Wang
The industrial competition of China would be incomparably more dangerous to Western civilization than that of any other nation … Lafcadio Hearn
Other nations would follow Japan's example unless the Nationalist government changed the picture of various Chinese factions cutting each other's throats and tearing each other to pieces... Henry L. Stimson
Fascism is a stimulant for a declining society.... Can fascism save China? We answer: yes Chiang Kai-shek
The entire Japanese population is a proper military target…. "For us, there are no civilians in Japan United States Army
Our dynasty’s majestic virtue has penetrated into every country under Heaven …. I set no value on objects strange or ingenious and have no use for your country’s manufacturers. Qianlong
Other men would … have to pay for that terrible arrogance and vainglory. David Halberstam
The war is over. The Chinese are not coming … The Third Division will be back in Fort Benning for Christmas Dinner. Douglas MacArthur
Economic democracy and political democracy are like two legs of a person. They must go side by side…. Once people know about their rights and claim their rights, nothing is going to stop them. Wu Qing
You need not go far in any direction to find conclusive proof that, whether it be at farming, manual labor, trade or industrial work, the Chinese are vastly superior to the Japanese, just as they are to every other race; that is to say, they can produce better work and at a lower cost. Slowly but surely, in every place where the Chinese enjoy equal opportunities, the wealth of that place becomes theirs, as Hong Kong and the Malay States can testify. J. O. P. Bland
The Army has become an insupportable burden to the nation; until the military are permanently deprived of their usurped power, it is vain to look for any real improvements in the civil administration. Chu Chi-chien
There has been, no doubt, a considerable and very rapid change, … as the result of the importation of Western ideas from without by Young Chinese who have been educated abroad and who have returned to their own country not only imbued with Western conceptions, but so greatly estranged from all the old Chinese conceptions that they almost as much lost contact with the Chinese point of view as if they themselves were foreigners by birth. Hirobumi Ito
The Confucian culture really did contribute to the initial face of the industrialization of several Asian countries because it emphasized discipline and group behavior and so on, which was needed to initiate the industrialization process. Cho Soon
Remember that you cannot please everybody because you are likely to end up pleasing nobody. Anson Chan
As China grows economically, in its wake you will see a greater degree of political liberalization, a greater confidence in embracing the democratic principles … Anson Chan
With any bureaucracy, an accountable bureaucracy, we need the press and we need critics to keep us on our toes…. we do wish the press to continue to report and continue to criticize because it is only in that way that the government can continue to improve and meet the aspirations of an increasingly affluent society. Anson Chan
You only have to ask yourself, "What would happen if the entire population of India and China had two-car garages and were living at the technological and the economic standard that the American middle class is today?" The planet would become very rapidly uninhabitable. Perry Anderson
China has come a long way from being a nation of opium addicts to the status of a global power Randeep Wadehra
We purchase goods from abroad because they are obviously better or cheaper than the goods we have at home …. It’s basically a choice of the American people of what we want to do with our purchasing power. Alan Greenspan
Let’s give them a try. They built the Great Wall of China didn’t they? Charles Crocker
To us it means nothing that there is a Soviet Union somewhere in the world, for the sake of whose peace and tranquility the workers of Germany and China were sacrificed to Fascist barbarians by Stalin Buenaventura Durruti
We have heard that in your Honourable Barbarian Country the people are not permitted to inhale the drug. If it is admittedly so deleterious, how can your seeking profit by exposing others to its malific power be reconciled with the decrees of heaven? You should immediately have the plant plucked up by the very root. Cause the land there to be hoed up afresh, sow the five grains and if any man dare again to plant a single poppy, visit his crime with condign punishment. Then not only will the people of this Celestial Kingdom be delivered from an intolerable evil, but your own barbarian subjects, albeit forbidden to indulge, will be safeguarded against falling a prey to temptation. There will result for each the enjoyment of felicity. Lin Tse-hsu
There are no outdoor games in China, or indeed games except in a gambling sense. Absolute dullness and dreariness seem to prevail everywhere. As these two demons drive the Caucasian to drink, so they drive the Chinese to his opium….The Japanese to a man fear opium as we fear the cobra or the rattlesnake, and they despise its victims. Opium Investigating Committee
Agricultural chemistry was not something that could be readily mastered by farmers, nor could the new machines be easily operated and maintained. Agricultural schools were needed to provide the necessary training. Then, if local gentry and rich households with large landholdings tried new methods—and if the new techniques were effective—the people will naturally follow them. Zhang Zhidong
We swear before God that the friendship between Maharajah Gulab Singh and the Emperor of China and the Lama Guru Sahib Lassawalla will be kept and observed till eternity: no disregard will be shown to anything agreed upon in the presence of God; and we will respect the boundary of Laddakh [Tibet] and the countries bordering on it as fixed since olden times Tao-kuang; Gulab Singh; Sahib Lassawalla
Experience has shown that the trade of the East is the key to national wealth and influence. Chester A. Arthur
The United Nations believes we cannot continue to ignore 800 million people…. to solve the problem we must have two Chinas. Angie Brooks-Randolph
Polygamy is allowed among the Chinese, and a man is pleased with his favorite wife and with his Maker in proportion to the number of sons she bears him; no account is made of daughters. Samuel Shaw
The commerce of the Europeans with China appears to be as simple, perhaps, as any in the known world. The Danes, Spaniards, Imperialists, Swedes, French, English, and Dutch, have regular establishments at Canton, and trade by companies. The Portuguese, although they are in possession of Macao, do not, in the manner of the other nations, keep a public establishment, but carry on their trade by agents sent from Europe who also return in the ships. Samuel Shaw
The day of our arrival at Canton, August 30th, and the two following days, we were visited by the Chinese merchants … and treated by them in all respects as citizens of a free and independent nation. As such, during our stay, we were universally considered. The Chinese themselves were very indulgent towards us, though, ours being the first American ship that had ever visited China, it was some time before they could fully comprehend the distinction between us and Englishmen. They styled us the New People; and when by the map we conveyed to them an idea of the extent of our country, with its present and increasing population, they were highly pleased at the prospect of so considerable a market for the productions of their own empire. Samuel Shaw
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There are only two types of Chinese -- those who give bribes and those who take them. Russian Proverb
Public before private and country before family. Chinese Proverb
Chinese women in California are bought and sold for prostitution, and are treated worse than dogs; they are held in a most revolting condition of slavery. United States Congress
A General Boycott has been declared against all Chinese and Japanese restaurants, tailor shops and wash houses. Also, all persons employing them in any capacity. America verses Asia Progress verses Retrogression Anonymous
Supreme Order of Caucasians Anonymous
Yellow Peril Anonymous
The cigars herein contained are made by WHITE MEN. Cigar Maker's Association of the Pacific Coast
Hereafter no State court or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship; and all laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. United States Congress
China is not a super power…. It still has 800 million rural farmers living in poverty. Wen Jiabao
If, in a country, the wealth is concentrated in the hands of only the few, it cannot witness harmony and stability. Wen Jiabao
Socialism can also practice market economy. Wen Jiabao
To uphold state security China like many other countries of the world has placed some restrictions on the Internet to protect the freedom of the majority of the people. Wen Jiabao
We should join hands and meet the crisis together. The impact of the crisis could be felt in Asia and the rest of the world. Wen Jiabao
California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. Denis Kearney
A Wolf in Monk’s Robes China
Democracy sounds good but it doesn’t always bring results …. I don’t think I would invest as much money as I am in developing a city in a democracy. Vincent H. S. Lo
The national Chamber of Commerce does not represent Main Street in Peoria. It represents Main Street in Shanghai. Ernest F. Hollings
There are three things which the wise man holds in reverence: the Will of Heaven, those in authority, and the words of the sages Confucius
I don’t understand you. China is a large empire—the largest nation in the world—and Tibet is so small. Why should you care what is happening there? It’s irrational. Elie Wiesel
Never should the word peace fall from the mouths of our highest officials. . . . With such a country as ours, with her vast areas . . . her immense natural resources, and her hundreds of millions of inhabitants, if all would prove their loyalty to their emperor and love of their country, what indeed is there to fear from any strong invader? Let us not think of making peace, nor rely solely upon diplomatic maneuvers. Tzu-Hsi
Looking back upon the memories of the last 50 years. I perceive how calamities from within and aggression from without have come upon us in relentless succession, and that my life had never engaged a moment's respite from anxiety. Tzu-Hsi
The foreigners are like fish in the stew pan. For 40 years have I lain on brushwood and eaten bitterness because of them Tzu-Hsi
Do you know, I have often thought that I am the cleverest woman who ever lived and that others cannot compare with me. Although I have heard much about Queen Victoria . . . still I don't think her life is half as interesting and eventful as mine. Now look at me, I have 400 million people all dependent on my judgment. Tzu-Hsi
If we are to move into the future, we must eradicate the past. Li Si
The social discontent in China today is massive Zhang Xin
We have no strategy. It is the government that sets the strategy. All we can do it try and figure out what the government will do. Zhang Xin
The man who is fond of daring and is dissatisfied with poverty, will proceed to insubordination. So will the man who is not virtuous, when you carry your dislike of him to an extreme. Confucius
Every one in the world knows that the soft overcomes the hard, and the weak the strong, but no one is able to carry it out in practice. Lao Tzu
The great wall of China was built just as much to keep the Chinese in as to keep the barbarians out. Owen Lattimore
The Dali Llama uses religion to intervene in politics. Wen Jiabao
There is no use arguing. It is only a matter of time before I get my way. Henry A. Kissinger
I am always in front, and in time of battle am never behind. Genghis Khan
In the space of seven years I have succeeded in accomplishing a great work, and uniting the whole world in one empire Genghis Khan
Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard. Genghis Khan
Give education and knowledge to the common people. Confucius
Poor young children and the elderly must be fed at public expense. Confucius
When people are educated, class distinction disappears. Confucius
An oppressive government is worse than a man-eating tiger. Confucius
India, China, and Latin America have a tremendous stake in the people's century. As their masses learn to read and write, and as they become productive mechanics, their standard of living will double and treble. Henry A. Wallace
… there are no backward peoples which are lacking in mechanical sense. Russians, Chinese, and the Indians both of India and the Americas all learn to read and write and operate machines just as well as your children and my children Henry A. Wallace
Wallace Melons Anonymous
You can’t trick up your exchange rate without paying for it. Paul Keating
Existing great powers are always nervous when there is a new emerging power Paul Keating
The British illicit trading of opium in China was rapidly staining the British character with deep disgrace Charles Elliot
You have caused this war by your excessive zeal. You have lied to us, disguising in your dispatches the true color of affairs. Instead of helping us, you have only caused confusion to arise. Now, one thousand unending problems are sprouting. You have behaved as if your arms are tied. You are no better than a wooden dummy. As we think about your grievous failings, we become furious, and then melancholy XuanZong DaoGuang
A vast display of Imperial might has shaken all the foreign tribes, and, if they now confess their guilt, we will not be too hard on them. Lin Zexu
We find that your country is sixty or seventy thousand li from China. Yet there are barbarian ships that strive to come here for trade for the purpose of making a great profit. The wealth of China is used to profit the barbarians. That is to say, the great profit made by barbarians is all taken from the rightful share of China. By what right do they then in return use the poisonous drug to injure the Chinese people? Even though the barbarians may not necessarily intend to do us harm, yet in coveting profit to an extreme, they have no regard for injuring others. Let us ask, where is your conscience? Lin Zexu
Your Majesty has not before been thus officially notified, and you may plead ignorance of the severity of our laws, but I now give my assurance that we mean to cut this harmful drug forever. Lin Zexu
Opium has a harm. Opium is a poison, undermining our good customs and morality. It is prohibited by law.,, However, recently the purchasers, eaters, and consumers of opium have become numerous. Deceitful merchants buy and sell it to gain profit. … If we confine our search for opium to the seaports, we fear the search will not be sufficiently thorough. We should also order the general commandant of the police and police- censors at the five gates to prohibit opium and to search for it at all gates. If they capture any violators, they should immediately punish them and should destroy the opium at once. As to Kwangtung and Fukien, the provinces from which opium comes, we order their viceroys, governors, and superintendents of the maritime customs to conduct a thorough search for opium, and cut off its supply. They should in no way … allow opium to be smuggled out China; Qing Dynasty
China is a developing country and we regard subsistence as the fundamental human right. Zhou Wenzhong
We live in an interdependent world. We depend on one another for prosperity. Zhou Wenzhong
We short history; the Chinese long history. Zbigniew Brzezinski
It is hard for the Chinese to understand that our policies are in great part the result of a number of random actions of different domestic pressure groups and not part of an overall plan. Henry A. Kissinger
Why were the Europeans bothered about the Soviet Union at all? It was nothing to do with us. China had nothing to do with us. Why were we not building, without reference to the Soviet Union, a good society in our own countries? But no, we were all — in one way or another — obsessed with the bloody Soviet Union, which was a disaster… Doris Lessing
We have proved that we can fight longer than any other people who are fighting on the democratic side—that given the arms we can really finish the job. We have stuck for five years. T. V. Soon
China’s air force, with the assistance of American Volunteer crews, would be greatly enhanced, just like a tiger which gets two wings. T. V. Soon
What is most unsettling to Americans about China is not their Communism but their Capitalism. Thomas Friedman
They (the Vatican) underestimated the Chinese Communist Party. I didn’t obey the directive of Rome. Let the Catholic Church survive. Aloysius Jin Luxian
They are two different countries. Dean Acheson
It is important to seek out the spies that the enemy has sent to spy on you so you can bribe them to really spy for you. Sun Tzu
You should always try to deceive your enemy. Sun Tzu
I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit. Stephen Colbert
Civic rationality and modern capitalism triumphed in the medieval northern European cities – but not in Chinese, Indian or Muslim cities Max Weber
America has been dominant in the last 200 years, China has been dominant in 1800 of the last 2000 years. Henry A. Kissinger
it is our common duty from now on to stop Chinese penetration of the international Communist movement and in relation to Western powers to show China as the main present and future troublemaker. Ivan Ivanovich Agayants
I've prepared 100 coffins. 99 for corrupt officials and one for myself. Zhu Rongji
The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings. A reliance on ancestral temples initially brought stability, but the revival of states results in the spread of soldiers. Doing so will never bring about stability. Qin Shi Huang
For the first time since the 15th century, China is becoming a major economic power. Max Boot
The people in Asia are diligent, talented and persistent in self-development. Zhu Rongji
The primary task of developing countries is to develop the economy and eradicate poverty. Without economic growth, there would be no material basis for a better life or better environment for the people. But economic growth must not be achieved at the cost of environment or resources. In the absence of proper resource and environmental protection, there could be no sustainable economic development. Zhu Rongji
Unworthy of civilized powers. William Calhoun
Make the Tanguts vanish—the women, children and grandchildren! Genghis Khan
When those who uphold the law are strong, the state is strong. When they are weak, the state is weak Han Fei
Remind your people in America that they should not lose their confidence, because when they lose their confidence, the whole world suffers. Chen Deming
I don't put any dates on these things. I don't say what is going to happen in one year, five years, ten years, but I am confident that the trend toward freedom in the Communist world is a basic truth. John Foster Dulles
When it became clear that they [the Chinese Communists] were going to take power, … the American officials in China were of different minds: there were some who felt that Chiang should be supported to the last ditch, and there were others who felt that Chiang had served his purpose, he could not rule effectively, the communists would win anyway, and that therefore there had to be established a working relationship with the communists. John Paton Davies Jr.
At the same moment your Majesty has brought to a triumphant issue two gigantic operations, one in the center of Asia, the other in the heart of the hitherto unapproachable Chinese Empire. In the former, past disasters have been retrieved; a signal victory has been achieved on the very spot memorable for former failure and massacre; the honor of the British Arms has been signally vindicated; the interests of humanity have been consulted by the rescue of the whole of the prisoners; and, after a series of victories, the Governor-General of India is free, without discredit, to enter upon measures of internal improvement, and having established the supremacy of British power, to carry on henceforth a more pacific policy. In China a termination has been put to the effusion of blood by the signature of a treaty which has placed your Majesty's dominions on a footing never recognized in favor of any foreign Power--a footing of perfect equality with the Chinese Empire; which has obtained large indemnity for the past, and ample security for the future, and which has opened to British enterprise the commerce of China to an extent which it is almost impossible to anticipate. Frederick Arthur Stanley
Captain Elliot seems to have wholly disregarded the instructions which had been sent to him, and even when, by the entire success of the operations of the Fleet, he was in a condition to dictate his own terms, he seems to have agreed to very inadequate conditions. The amount of compensation for the opium surrendered falls short of the value of that opium, and nothing has been obtained for the expenses of the expedition, nor for the debts of the bankrupt Hong merchants. The securities which the plenipotentiaries were expressly ordered to obtain for British residents in China have been abandoned; and the Island of Chusan which they were specifically informed was to be retained till the whole of the pecuniary compensation should have been paid, has been hastily and discreditably evacuated. Henry John Temple
Google will make us more informed. The smartest person in the world could well be behind a plow in China or India. Providing universal access to information will allow such people to realize their full potential, providing benefits to the entire world. Hal Ronald Varian
We kill the chickens to scare the monkeys. Chinese Proverb
Let your tongue become accustomed to the words “I do not know”. Chinese Proverb
The way to fame goes through the palaces, the way to happiness does through the markets, the way to virtue goes through the deserts. Chinese Proverb
He who labors with his mind rules over he who labors with his hand Chinses Proverb
The Chinese military is on a different page from the Chinese civilian leadership. Robert M. Gates
To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill Sun Tzu
What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations. Sun Tzu
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Sun Tzu
Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley. Sun Tzu
Management of many is the same as management of few. It is a matter of organization. Sun Tzu
A leader leads by example not by force. Sun Tzu
If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. Sun Tzu
It is far better to live like a tiger for a day than to live like a jackal for a hundred years. Fateh Ali Tipu
It is apparent that the Japanese military have initiated a widely extended movement of aggression only after careful preparation with a strategic goal in mind Henry L. Stimson
One is treading on very delicate ground when you have to consider the public opinion in China, Japan, the League of Geneva, and at home. It is pretty hard to avoid using a word which may arouse unintended repercussions in one or the other of those half a dozen localities Henry L. Stimson
American policymakers have a choice to make in trade relations with China. They can side with the importers and outsourcers, and stand by passively as China takes advantage of its WTO membership and access to the U.S. market, abusing its own workers and artificially undervaluing its currency in order to undercut American workers and domestic manufacturers. Or they can take a stand for American jobs and act now to ensure that China plays fair in the global economy. Thea M. Lee
It would be a mistake to attribute to the Communist Party complete control over Chinese nationalism today. With the emergence of the Internet, cell phones, and text messaging, popular nationalists in China are increasingly able to act independently of the state. Peter Hays Gries
Although the market and opportunities for consumption seem to offer a counterbalance to the government's authoritarian powers, many Chinese are ambivalent about the forces of Westernization and marketization and the rapidly growing gap between rich and poor Amy Hanser
It is hard for people not to see the world in polarizing terms ("them" and us") and these terms have in the past strengthened the isolationist theme in American foreign policy as much as they now strengthen the imperialist theme. Americans have got used to thinking of the world in terms of enemies. Enemies are somewhere else, as the fighting is almost always "over there," with Islamic fundamentalism now replacing Russian and Chinese communism as the implacable, furtive menace to "our way of life." And terrorist is a more flexible word than communist. It can unify a larger number of quite different struggles and interests. Susan Sontag
China is a much richer country than any part of Europe. Adam Smith
Chiang Kai-shek does not like my policies but he cannot do anything to me. I am too far away from his reach. Sheng Shicai
The current world order was built largely without Chinese participation, and hence China sometimes feels less bound than others by its rules. Henry A. Kissinger
The current world order was built largely without Chinese participation, and hence China sometimes feels less bound than others by its rules. Henry A. Kissinger
There will be more [political] scandals. There is too much money around …. It is legal for an American subsidiary corporation owned by the Chinese Army to make a major contribution to an American political party. John McCain
Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise. Han Suyin
If it is commercialism to want the possession of a strategic point giving the American people an opportunity to maintain a foothold in the markets of that great Eastern country [China], for God's sake let us have commercialism. Mark A. Hanna
If it is commercialism to want the possession of a strategic point [The Philippines] giving the American people an opportunity to maintain a foothold in the markets in that great Eastern country [China], for God's sake let us have commercialism. Mark A. Hanna
If America and China collide, both will suffer. Zbigniew Brzezinski
We are rivals but are not necessarily on opposite sides of the table. Xi Jinping
Freedom of expression is the foundation of a civil society …. This will come. Ai Weiwei
For men, to cultivate virtue is knowledge; for women, to renounce knowledge is virtue. Chinese Proverb
As the first generation of Chinese Communism passes, we are baffled by its unexpected successes Leland Hazard
The industrial competition of China would be incomparably more dangerous to Western civilization than that of any other nation, not only because of its multiformity, but also because it is a competition to which nature has set no climatic limits. Thrifty and patient and cunning as Jews, the Chinese can accommodate themselves to any climate and to any environment….. Once China has been penetrated by the forces of Western civilization, her population will begin to display new activities, and to expand in all possible directions. Chinese competition will have to be faced, probably, very much sooner than had been expected. Lafcadio Hearn
Today, a socialized China is standing toweringly in the Eastern World Hu Jintao
Why welcome a China that leaves our ally Japan in the dust and quarrels endlessly on trade issues. Ross Terrill
If China can succeed in the next few years, it will transform that country, Asia and the world in ways that will serve our long term interests. Samuel R. Berger
Many large corporations in the last 20 years have decided that their business plan is to shut down manufacturing in Dayton and Toledo and move it to Wuhan and Shenzhen. And then they will sell products back into the United States. It’s a betrayal of this country and a betrayal of the middle class. Sherrod Brown
The essence of democracy is how to restrict government power; this is the most important reason why China so badly needs democracy. The overconcentration of government powers without checks and balances is the root cause of so many social problems. Deng Yuwen
China is a sea that salts all the waters that flow into it. Chinese Proverb
They are a harmless race when white men either let them alone or treat them no worse than dogs; in fact they are almost entirely harmless anyhow, for they seldom think of resenting the vilest insults or the cruelest injuries. They are quiet, peaceable, tractable, free from drunkenness, and they are as industrious as the day is long. A disorderly Chinaman is rare, and a lazy one does not exist. Mark Twain
… there is a notion of exchanging Hong Kong for a more healthy colony. Queen Victoria
The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, and as soon as they change what is wrong, he stops. Confucius
The Automatic Telephone Throws on the Subscriber Responsibility for Any Mistakes in Making a Call, Which, in Cosmopolitan Shanghai, May Be Disastrous North China Daily News
This forenoon ten Americans and twenty Russians went to the south cathedral, where the Boxers were looting, burning, and killing, killed seventy Boxers, captured ten, and took Catholic refugees to a place near the British Legation. In the afternoon twenty-five Germans and an equal number of French went to the same place, with much the same result, though not quite so many Boxers were killed Luella Miner
A unified motherland—a dream that historically speaking has been the goal of almost every Chinese leader. Peter Hessler
Tibet is sparsely populated. The two million Tibetans are not enough to handle the task of developing such a huge region. There is no harm in sending Han into Tibet to help.... The key issues are what is best for Tibetans and how can Tibet develop at a fast pace, and move ahead … Deng Xiaoping
As one of the most potent factors to prevent a nation from recognizing a new government is the fear of offending, or the desire to help, the old government, prolonged delay of recognition of the Chinese Republic may mean that the Powers hope, or fear, that the dissolved Manchu Dynasty, with all its corruption, will reappear. But we must see that there is no more dynasty left. Even the Prince Regent and the Dowager Empress have forsaken it. The Emperor himself has retired into private life with satisfaction. In short, the monarchy is dead -absolutely dead. Ching Chun Wang
China has become the export destination of preference for most of the world. Jacob A. Frenkel
The cause of world peace is much more important than any individual. Harry S Truman
How can the reality of 600 million Chinese be ignored? Janio Quadros
I have collected all the writings of the Empire and burnt those which were of no use. Qin Shi Huang
… the young generation, who have not experienced either the war or the Cultural Revolution, but have grown up at a time of stability and affluence, have the most nationalistic view of China’s role in the world. So how they play their cards when they come to positions of responsibility will make a difference. Lee Hsien Loong
A basic contradiction between socialism and the market economy does not exist. Deng Xiaoping
The [American] President says one thing during the election; something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves Deng Xiaoping
It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice. Deng Xiaoping
The big question is how do you allow new powers like India and China to emerge without destabilizing the world order? Kishore Mahbubani
It’s really very hard to tell people to think at work but not at home. Condoleeza Rice
The best industrial policy is competition. Feng Xingyuan
Each year 70 million Chinese leave China freely—go out to the West and the rest of the world—and freely return to China which some call a prison. Kishore Mahbubani
While pursuing its own interests, a country should accommodate the legitimate interests of others. Xi Jinping
No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains Xi Jinping
We must ensure that our troops are ready when called upon, that they are fully capable of fighting, and that they must win every war Xi Jinping
Only our own corruption can destroy us and cause our armed forces to be defeated without fighting. Liu Yuan
The U.S. and Japan are scared of us catching up, and they will do anything to contain China's development … Liu Yuan
The main thing is the ‘rule of corruption’: helping the horse both to race and also to get a mouthful of hay. It’s what all civil servants are secretly thinking. Our expectations for our civil servants are far too high, far too grandiose. The pressure is more than their flesh-and-blood bodies can stand. Wang Xiaofang
Thousands of years of worshiping power has dealt a mortal wound to Chinese culture. That’s hypocrisy and falsehood. The habit of falsehood is fatal to a culture. But to us, falsehood is the essence. Wang Xiaofang
Bribery, he explained, is ingrained in every aspect of Chinese culture. When devotees go to worship Buddha, they don’t cleanse their souls, like Christians confessing their sins in church. They kneel down and donate money to the collection box, to bribe the Buddha. Wang Xiaofang
At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of Indian society. That's what I'm trying to do – it is not an attack on the country, it's about the greater process of self-examination. Aravind Adiga
Censorship is definitely one of the main issues that you have to live with in China – period! Janet Yang
In the years before its victory in 1949, the [Communist] Party newspapers were constantly criticizing the Chiang Kai-shek regime for repression of free speech, and often issued loud appeals on behalf of persecuted voices of conscience. Liu Xiaobo
Those who dare to speak out about major public events may not receive tangible benefits, but they receive the very considerable reward of high moral reputation among fellow Chinese as well as in the international community. Liu Xiaobo
Making China strong is the only way to ensure that foreign countries will not start a conflict with us … of look down on us. Tzu-Hsi
Fight these hateful enemies. Tzu-Hsi
Decree of Self-Reproach Tzu-Hsi
While the war is by no means over, my Soviet or Chinese counterpart's report must exhibit great concern over the Viet Cong's mounting problems and the steady improvement in the ability of both the South Vietnamese and the Americans to fight a people's war. William Colby
During this period the Arab world became an intellectual center for science, philosophy, medicine and education; the Abbasids championed the cause of knowledge and established the House of Wisdom (Bait-ul-Hikmat) at Baghdad, where both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars sought to translate and gather all the world's knowledge into Arabic. The Arabs displayed a remarkable capacity of assimilating the scientific knowledge of the civilizations they had overrun. Many classic works of antiquity that might otherwise have been lost were translated into Arabic and Persian and later in turn translated into Turkish, Hebrew and Latin. During this period the Arab world was a collection of cultures which put together, synthesized and significantly advanced the knowledge gained from the ancient Roman, Chinese, Indian, Persian, Egyptian, Greek, Byzantine and Phoenician civilizations. Vartan Gregorian
The 4 policeman Franklin D. Roosevelt
The humble American sweet potato helped China double its population to 300 million by 1800. Jeremy Adelman
The current challenge facing the environmental authorities is how to properly deal with the environmental problems caused by economic development. Zhou Shengxian
China’s air quality is grim, and the amount of pollution emissions far exceeds the environment’s capacity. Zhou Shengxian
China is the world’s second largest economy, but the enormous costs of its growth are becoming apparent. Residents of its boom cities and a growing number of rural regions question the safety of the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat. It is as if they were living in the Chinese equivalent of the Chernobyl or Fukushima nuclear disaster areas. The environmental hazards here are legion, and the consequences might not manifest themselves for years or even decades. Edward Wong
There is no convincing evidence of an actual Chinese Communist intention to resort to full-scale intervention in Korea. Central Intelligence Agency
Hide your strength, bide your time. Deng Xiaoping
Executing the massive transformation they [the Chinese reform leaders] envision will take most of their political capital and will require firm political control, even as the reforms generate strong forces for social and political change. Kevin Rudd
The speed, scale and reach of China’s rise are without precedent in modern history. Within just 30 years, China’s economy has gone from smaller than the Netherlands to larger than those of all other countries except the United States. Kevin Rudd
People need this product [Western classical music] of the West to liberate their cultural thinking from 2,000 years of feudalism. Li Delun
Gifts [concessions] to rising powers are rarely reciprocated. Mostly, they are just pocketed. Michael Fullilove
The duration and scale of the Chinese past allow Chinese leaders to use the mantle of an almost limitless history to evoke a certain modesty in their opposite number. Henry A. Kissinger
Reform can only move forward. It cannot stagnate. Even more so, it can’t move backward. Yu Jianrong
We’ve already decided to change. The question is: In which direction do we change, and from where do we start? Yu Jianrong
Love of totalitarian propaganda is more evil than hatred. Ai Weiwei
Nobody can stop the progress of history. Chen Guangcheng
When China’s leaders talk about reform, they mean go slowly and change a little bit as you go … you don’t want to change too fast or too thoroughly. Chen Guangcheng
If you don’t actively reform, you will passively get reformed. Chen Guangcheng
Every emperor wants his power to last generation after generation. But can they? The Communist Party cannot monopolize all of the power in the country forever. This is a reality they must accept. Chen Guangcheng
The People’s Army is not merely an organ for fighting; it is also an organ for the political advancement of the [Chinese Communist] party. Xi Jinping
With China’s 1.4 billion increasingly affluent consumers starting to compete with U. S. consumers for the U. S. grain harvest, cheap food seen by many as an American birthright, may be coming to an end. Lester R. Brown
Each year some 1,400 square miles of land in Northern China turns into desert …. Civilization can survive the loss of its oil reserves, but it cannot survive the loss of its soil reserves. Wang Tao
China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by all … but very tough, and for years no one has been able to bite into it. Zhou Enlai
For us, it is alright if the talks succeed, and it is alright if they fail. Zhou Enlai
We shall use only peaceful means and we shall not permit any other kind of method. Zhou Enlai
We communist party members should infiltrate among the bandits....we can organize them into the struggle of revolution. Wang Ming
I wish that every Chinese citizen can live a life of satisfaction, every peasant child can go to school and every person reaching a working age can have a job. I wish people wouldn't have to worry about medical care if they are sick, particularly those in rural areas. I believe that this is the dream of every Chinese person. Wen Jiabao
China has established friendship with many African countries, and is opening itself up to Africa and providing assistance. It is cooperating with African countries on an equal basis and has no desire to colonize Africa. Wen Jiabao
... it is shameful that there are so few women in science... In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine. Chien-Shiung Wu
It was the greatest contribution towards the whole of human race, made by China, is to prevent its 1.3 billion people from hunger Xi Jinping
There are some bored foreigners, with full stomachs, who have nothing better to do than point fingers at us … First, China doesn't export Revolution; second, China doesn't export hunger and poverty; third, China doesn't come and cause you headaches, what more is there to be said? Xi Jinping
Corruption could lead to the collapse of the Party [Communist Party of China] and the downfall of the State. Xi Jinping
Happiness does not fall out of the blue and dreams will not come true by themselves. We need to be down-to-earth and work hard. We should uphold the idea that working hard is the most honorable, noblest, greatest and most beautiful virtue. Xi Jinping
It was the stupidest thing this country ever did. He was no more a Communist than I was, and we forced him to go. Dan A. Kimball
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. A person is born with a liking for profit. If he gives way to this, it will lead him to quarrels and conflicts, and any [acquired] sense of courtesy and humility will be abandoned. A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any [acquired] sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned. …. Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. Xun Zi
The seditious rebels claim that we are the rulers of Manchuria and only later penetrated central China to become its rulers. Their prejudices concerning the division of their and our country have caused many vitriolic falsehoods. What these rebels have not understood is the fact that Manchuria is for the Manchus the same as the ancestral home is for the people of the central plain. Shun belonged to the Eastern Yi, and King Wen to the Western Yi. Does this fact diminish their virtues? Nairalt Tov Khaan
A real man should die in front of the ranks, not hide behind a wall! Yuan Shao
What kind of country are we that our history is so tragic? Yuan Tengfei
They didn't begin telling the truth in the Soviet Union until after it collapsed, did they? Yuan Tengfei
Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it Ai Weiwei
Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be Ai Weiwei
If you don’t act, the danger becomes stronger Ai Weiwei
… art is not only a self-expression but a demonstration of human rights and dignity Ai Weiwei
This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. “Made-in-China” goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can’t manufacture the happiness of our people. Ai Weiwei
Antiques exist as evidence of the cultural tracks we made in the past. Ai Weiwei
The people who control culture in China have no culture Ai Weiwei
I don’t see myself as a dissident artist. I see them as a dissident government Ai Weiwei
In China, there is a long history of the government not revealing information, so it’s difficult for the Chinese people to ever know the truth. It is vital that we try to bring that truth to life. Ai Weiwei
Because of the economic crisis, China and the United States are bound together. This is a totally new phenomenon, and nobody will fight for ideology anymore. It’s all about business. Ai Weiwei
China has not established the rule of law and thus there is no justice. Ai Weiwei
The government may be made up of clever, sensible people. But if they do not believe in basic human values, the more clever or shrewd they are the greater the tragedy they will create. Ai Weiwei
The Internet is uncontrollable. And if the Internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win. It’s as simple as that Ai Weiwei
The Internet is the best thing that could have happened to China. Ai Weiwei
You have your thoughts and I have mine. This is the fact and you can't change it even if you kill me. Ba Jin
The Internet in China is fully open and the Chinese Government manages the Internet according to the law. As for what you can and cannot watch, watch what you can watch, and don’t watch what you cannot watch. Qin Gang
The Tungans, more than the Han, are the enemy of our people. Today our people are already free from the oppression of the Han, but still continue under Tungan subjugation. We must still fear the Han, but cannot not fear the Tungans also. The reason we must be careful to guard against the Tungans, we must intensely oppose, cannot afford to be polite. Since the Tungans have compelled us, we must be this way. Yellow Han people have not the slightest thing to do with Eastern Turkestan. Black Tungans also do not have this connection. Eastern Turkestan belongs to the people of Eastern Turkestan. There is no need for foreigners to come be our fathers and mothers...From now on we do not need to use foreigners language, or their names, their customs, habits, attitudes, written language, etc. We must also overthrow and drive foreigners from our boundaries forever. The colors yellow and black are foul. They have dirtied our land for too long. So now it is absolutely necessary to clean out this filth. Take down the yellow and black barbarians! Long live Eastern Turkestan! Sabit Damulla Abdulbaki
A skilled commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his subordinates. Sun Tzu
The Chinese people have only family and clan solidarity; they do not have national spirit...they are just a heap of loose sand...Other men are the carving knife and serving dish; we are the fish and the meat. Sun Yat-sen
China is now suffering from poverty, not from unequal distribution of wealth. Where there are inequalities of wealth, the methods of Marx can, of course, be used; a class war can be advocated to destroy the inequalities. But in China, where industry is not yet developed, Marx's class war and dictatorship of the proletariat are impracticable. Sun Yat-sen
We must take advantage of the victory in the anti-Japanese War to win our war against the Communist bandits, once for all. Bai Chongxi
Forget whatever should be forgotten, so that you can remember what should be remembered Bing Xin
I would rather betray others, than have others betray me Cao Cao
The will of 1.3 billion Chinese people cannot be infringed upon. Cao Gangchuan
No matter what we choose, our unwavering stance is to enhance the safety of nuclear power generation in the country. Sean Chen
Mao is a sometime Yin sometime Yang strange man, he has a soft-as-cotton outer layer, but at the same time has sharp needles hiding inside... I do not think he could achieve anything, at the end he will be crushed inside my palm. Chiang Kai-shek
If and when the war starts (anti-Japanese war), where ever you are, North or South, young or old, who ever you are, you all have the responsibility of protecting our home and repelling the enemy, you all must have the will to achieve ultimate sacrifice. Chiang Kai-shek
Now they have started the aggression, and the extinction of our nation is imminent. If we just fold our arms and yield to them, I would have no face to see our ancestors after death. If we must perish, why not fight to the death? Tzu-Hsi
Remote fountains are of little help to nearby fires Han Fei
To govern the state by law is to praise the right and blame the wrong. Han Fei
In dealing with those who share his bed, the enlightened ruler may enjoy their beauty but should not listen to their special pleas... Han Fei
Muslims and Christians are brothers. Du Wenxiu
A rising economic power that violates human rights is a threat to peace. Fang Lizhi
Marxism-Leninism is a worn-out dress that should be thrown away. Fang Lizhi
We [Taiwan and Mainland China] may not share the same history, but we could have a common destiny and future. Frank Hsieh
The Chinese and the Americans are great peoples. The Americans are optimistic, full of enterprising drive, down to earth, and innovative. In just over 200 years, they have turned the United States into the most developed country in the world, and made phenomenal achievements in economic development and science and technology. Hu Jintao
The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see. Huangbo Xiyun
… law by itself can only address the symptoms, but education can reach deep into our heart, which is far more effective to set the society on the right course. So, education is the fundamental solution. Hung Hsiu-chu
This island was the dominion of my father and should descend to none other than myself. Foreigners must go. Koxinga
You Hollanders are conceited and senseless people; you will make yourselves unworthy of the mercy which I now offer; you will subject yourselves to the highest punishment by proudly opposing the great force I have brought with the mere handful of men which I am told you have in your Castle; you will obstinately persevere in this. Do you not wish to be wiser? Let your losses at least teach you, that your power here cannot be compared to a thousandth part of mine. Koxinga
You have by this time surely seen with your own eyes what your iron ships, with which you think you can accomplish wonders and on which you boast so much, can do against my junks; how one of them has been burned by one of my junks and has disappeared in smoke; how the others would have met with the same doom had they not taken to flight and gone out to sea. Koxinga
When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice. Lin Yutang
While in the West, the insane are so many that they are put in an asylum, in China the insane are so unusual that we worship them, as anybody who has a knowledge of Chinese literature will testify. Lin Yutang
It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. Lin Yutang
The three great American vices seem to be efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success. They are the things that make the Americans so unhappy and so nervous. Lin Yutang
A major goal of good government is that the people with gray hair should not be seen carrying burdens on the street. Mencius
Taiwan does not oppose that there is only one China in the world, but that does not mean Taiwan is part of China. We should never have a doubt about Taiwan's independent status. Taiwan has been an independent and sovereign country since March 23, 1996, the day of its first direct presidential election…. Taiwan does not oppose that there is only one China in the world, but that does not mean Taiwan is part of China. Annette Lu
Disown me as a Muslim if I deceive you. Ma Anliang
Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth. Moizi
The wise man who has charge of governing the empire should know the cause of disorder before he can put it in order. Unless he knows its cause, he cannot regulate it. Moizi
To enter upon rulership of a country but not preserve its scholars will result in the downfall of the country. Moizi
Governing a state without ritual is like plowing a field without a plowshare. Chinese Proverb
In order to rule the world, our wise forefathers created civilization based on ritual, moral values, and education. Li Zicheng
The more laws and orders are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Lao Tzu
The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it, Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese — and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Eric Hoffer
As the two biggest global powers indulge their neuroses, the rest of the world is getting anxious. Mark Leonard
An economic version of mutual deterrence is preserving the uneasy status quo between China and Japan. Richard Katz
Today’s China is a much more diversified society. You can find all kinds of views. Cui Tiankai
China still faces mountains of problems. Some are historical legacies. Others might be the byproducts of our rapid development…. We still have a long way to go. Maybe it’s even good for individuals or nations to have a certain sense of insecurity. This can turn into motivation to work hard. Cui Tiankai
The United States is lucky: It has only two neighboring countries and oceans on both sides. We have over a dozen neighboring countries and we have a long and complicated history with them. Cui Tiankai
Cybersecurity is a new issue for the international community at large. First of all, the technologies are new and the attacks are invisible. Traditionally, if you perceived a threat, it could be seen. It was physical. But not in cyberspace. Cui Tiankai
None of the U. S. Navy’s current surface ships are powerful enough to navigate in the Arctic…. Russia owns 30 icebreakers, some nuclear powered. Canada has 13. Even South Korea and China which lack Arctic coastlines, own new icebreakers, The U. S. Coast Guard has only 3. 1 is inoperative. 1 … is on its last legs, and 1 is a floating research lab. Scott Borgerson
Always be prudent but never hesitant. Sun Tzu
Does it make any sense to borrow money from China to give it to the unemployed I America? This weakens us. Rand Paul
… our common interests far outweigh our differences Wen Jiabao
As long as the [Communist] Party remains the ultimate source of wealth and power, its ability to police itself will determine China’s fate. Andrew J. Nathan
We’re going to bomb this because it’s the Yugoslav department of military procurement. Thomas R. Wilson
I think the idea of coming out for the admission of Red China at this time is insane Stanley Levison
China … has gone from being ruled by strongmen with personal credibility to leaders who are constrained by collective decision making, term limits and other norms, public opinion, and their own technocratic characters. David Lampton
China’s rulers … have come to see their purpose less as generating enormous change and more as maintaining the system and enhancing their performance. David Lampton
Mao almost never allowed public opinion to restrain his policies; the popular will was something he himself defined …. Today, in contrast, almost all Chinese leaders openly speak about the importance of public opinion with the goal being to preempt problems. David Lampton
Ordinary Chinese are also getting unprecedented access to information. More than half a billion Chinese now use the Internet. David Lampton
Turkey jails more journalists than any other country in the world—more than China, more than Iran Dexter Filkins
More than a quarter of a century of despotic Japanese rule in Formosa, then, has produced the following results: law and order, economic prosperity, elevated standards of living, widespread education, and rising political discontent. Ralston Hayden
The remarkable economic development of their country under Japanese auspices has not, however, escaped the bitter criticism of the Formosan Chinese. Japan's policy, they believe, is simply that of vicious exploitation. In the early days of the occupation they were robbed of the richest lands in the island by terror and chicanery. The Japanese Government has monopolized the production and sale of camphor, tobacco, salt, opium, sake, and other spirits, the most profitable Formosan industries. The Formosans claim that their resources and labor are exploited by Japanese capitalists, and that the tariff laws give Japan a monopoly of the market and compel them to pay monopoly prices. In a word, it is their belief that the Japanese and a few rich Formosans whose political support they have purchased are the only ones who profit by the development of the country.. Ralston Hayden
Keep California White! Asiatic Immigration Exclusion League
A Japanese cannot become naturalized in this country as can a European. Congress has never passed a law expressly barring Japanese from naturalization, as it has done in the case of the Chinese; it has merely limited that privilege to "free white persons" and to negroes. But in November, 1922, the Supreme Court definitely ruled that free white persons meant only Caucasians, that the Japanese were not Caucasians …. The Japanese are now confronted with the unpalatable fact, laid down in unmistakable terms by the highest court in the land, that we consider them unfit to become Americans. Raymond Leslie Buell
I do not say what I do not mean. Neither can anyone force me to say what I don't wish to say. Anson Chan
'Speak truth unto power'. What does this mean? It means giving your best advice to superiors based on the best information available and objective analysis even when you know it may not be music to their ears Anson Chan
For the first ten years or so, you would always question whether the decisions were right or wrong, but you have to learn to put things behind you once a decision is made. You can't be wishy-washy about it Anson Chan
I think, that it is our common duty from now on to stop Chinese penetration of the international Communist movement and in relation to Western powers to show China as the main present and future troublemaker. Ivan Ivanovich Agayants
It is likely that America will be more important during the next century or two, but after that it may well be the turn of China. Bertrand Russell
The Chinese are a great nation, incapable of permanent suppression by foreigners. They will not consent to adopt our vices in order to acquire military strength; but they are willing to adopt our virtues in order to advance in wisdom. I think they are the only people in the world who quite genuinely believe that wisdom is more precious than rubies. That is why the West regards them as uncivilized. Bertrand Russell
The typical Westerner wishes to be the cause of as many changes as possible in his environment; the typical Chinaman wishes to enjoy as much and as delicately as possible. Bertrand Russell
China is a country ruled by men more than laws. Henry Paulson
You used to be our teacher, but right now, our teacher doesn’t look quite as wise. Wang Qishan
While the American proposals for the limitation of [opium] production may have been theoretically sound, the United States ignored the practical obstacles in the way of their achievement. In one sense these proposals were unfair, since they transferred the responsibility for suppressing the international drug traffic from the strong countries to lamentably weak governments such as those of China, Persia and Turkey. Financially, the United States stood to lose nothing and to gain everything by the acceptance of its proposals. The producing countries, as well as the governments of territories where smoking prevails, would on the other hand be obliged to give up revenues amounting to millions of dollars a year. In other words, the United States asked from the remainder of the world sacrifices which entailed no hardships for herself. Raymond Leslie Buell
Cynics may say that Japan has been forced by the United States and England to give up her plan for dominating China, in the interest of a wider distribution of the spoils. Yusuke Tsurumi
In post-communist countries, some temporary winners of the reform are found to be an important force in resisting further reforms. Yongshun Cai
The farmers in America who are raising wheat and beef and cotton, and the great multitudes engaged in manufacture, depend for the rewards of their labor largely upon the orderly continuance of purchase, consumption and payment by the people of other countries. It would be a real misfortune to the American breakfast table if Brazil ceased to produce coffee and Cuba ceased to produce sugar and China ceased to produce tea. Elihu Root
It is eminently proper that we also grant them opportunities of education not inferior to those available to our own children; that we encourage them to develop; that we foster men of genius in all walks of life, thereby increasing the resources of our country. And it is with this in view that I have made it possible for Formosans qualified in the Japanese language to enter schools for Japanese children. Excellent results have already been obtained, with incalculably good effect upon our policy of assimilation. Kenjiro Den
[Japanese] ordinances regulated every aspect of life in Formosa. They were, and are, extremely galling to the Chinese population, for the Chinese are individualists who put personal liberty among the first of the desiderata of life. Ralston Hayden
Both Albania and China hold that the relations between socialist countries are international relations of a new type. Relations between socialist countries, big or small, economically more developed or less developed, must be based on the principles of complete equality, respect for territorial sovereignty and independence, and non-interference in each other's internal affairs, and must also be based on the principles of mutual assistance in accordance with proletarian internationalism. It is necessary to oppose great-nation chauvinism and national egoism in relations between socialist countries. It is absolutely impermissible to impose the will of one country upon another, or to impair the independence, sovereignty and interests of the people, of a fraternal country on the pretext of 'aid' or 'international division of labor.' China
Considering the Communist Party of China as a sister party and our closest co-fighter, we have never hidden our views from it. That is why on this major problem which you put before us, we inform you that we consider your decision to receive Nixon in Beijing as incorrect and undesirable, and we do not approve or support it. It will also be our opinion that Nixon's announced visit to China will not be understood or approved of by the peoples, the revolutionaries and the communists of different countries. Enver Hoxha
You have to believe that trade with Cuba is wrong because it is communist, but trading with China and Vietnam is just dandy. James Richard Howington
Though I speak as a soldier, I must deplore the dominating influence of the military George C. Marshall
We are determined that there shall be no more exploitation of China. I have no wish to harp on old grievances, but realism demands that I should mention the ruthless and shameless exploitation of our country by the West in the past…. Such asinine stupidities must never be repeated, as much for your sake as for ours. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Soong Mei-ling
The possession of wealth does not confer upon the wealthy the right to take advantage of the less fortunate. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Soong Mei-ling
Christianity is the religion if the West, and their Celestial Dynasty has its own beliefs bestowed by our sacred and wise monarchs, which have enabled our 400 million subjects to be led in an orderly fashion. Our people must not be confused by heresy …. The Chinese and the foreigners must be strictly separated. Qianlong
Scarcely a year now passes without an insurrection in some of their [China’s] provinces. It is true they are soon suppressed, but their frequency is a strong symptom of the fever within. George Macartney
The Empire of China is an old, crazy, first-rate Man of War, which a fortunate succession of able and vigilant officers have contrived to keep afloat for these hundred and fifty years past, and to overawe their neighbours merely by her bulk and appearance. But whenever an insufficient man happens to have the command on deck, adieu to the discipline and safety of the ship. She may, perhaps, not sink outright; she may drift some time as a wreck, and will then be dashed to pieces on the shore; but she can never be rebuilt on the old bottom. George Macartney
The breaking-up of the power of China would occasion a complete subversion of the commerce, not only of Asia, but a very sensible change in the other quarters of the world. The industry and the ingenuity of the Chinese would be checked and enfeebled, but they would not be annihilated. Her ports would no longer be barricaded; they would be attempted by all the adventures of all trading nations, who would search every channel, creek, and cranny of China for a market, and for some time be the cause of much rivalry and disorder. Nevertheless, as Great Britain, from the weight of her riches and the genius and spirits of her people, is become the first political, marine, and commercial Power on the globe, it is reasonable to think that she would prove the greatest gainer by such a revolution as I have alluded to, and rise superior over every competitor. George Macartney
The head of England is a woman, and quite young, and all orders come from her. Lin Zexu
I hear that opium smoking is strictly banned in England, and so England knows the harm that the drug does. If it does not allow it to poison its own people, it should not allow it to poison the people of other countries. Lin Zexu
Stories of child eating were current, and I am sure that the people believe that it is practiced by missionaries ... I observed that when we foreigners entered one of the poorer streets, many of the people picked up their infants and hurried with them into the houses. Isabella Bird
The two of us have made our decision and we are in complete agreement. We are now giving you our definitive word, which may not be altered or modified. Listen and obey! Cixi
You must find ways to make absolutely sure that such abuse of the Chinese is strictly prohibited and discontinued. Cixi
No opium is exposed for sale in the shops, probably because it is a contraband article, but it is used with tobacco in all parts of the Empire. The Chinese indeed consider the smoking of opium as one of the greatest luxuries, and if they are temperate in drinking, they are often excessive in the use of this drug. Clarke Abel
The city of Peking [Beijing] is a novel site for a European. He will not weary of admiring the manner in which the nearly 3 million people gathered within its vast enclosure are ruled by the police as schoolchildren by their masters. People coming and going fill streets wider than the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. The crowd is beyond belief, yet peace reigns everywhere. Jean Joseph Marie Amiot
Only those who till the king’s land have to pay a tax on the profits they make. Those who want to go away may go.... The king and his administration uses no corporal punishment; criminals are merely fined according to the gravity of their offense. Faxian
I am anxious to help Chiang Kai-shek… I hope you can invent some way of doing this. Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Roosevelt’s expectation that Chiang Kai-shek would fight the Japanese is an alluring fiction from the world of make-believe. Chiang intends to hoard the American military aid largely with the idea of post-war military action. They are static assets to be conserved for assistance in fighting against … fellow countrymen for economic and political supremacy. John Magruder
At Washington I found the extraordinary significance if China in American minds. [It] accorded China almost equal fighting power with the British Empire and rated the Chinese [Nationalist] armies as a factor to be mentioned in the same breath and the armies of Russia. I told the President how much I felt American opinion overestimated the China would make to the general war. He differed strongly. Winston Churchill
The cruelty of the Japanese army in China is one of the blackest pages in history. Barbarian invasions of ancient days furnish no parallel. Readers Digest
We must keep decision-making in our own hands when we employ foreign personnel. Don’t let foreigners control everything and make crucial decisions for us. Cixi
Have read it carefully. None of the items does damage to the fundamental interest of our country. Endorsed. Ciici
To her own people … she was kind and merciful, and to foreigners she was just… The Empress Dowager has been the first of her race to apprehend the problem of the relation of China to the outside world and to make use of this relation to strengthen her dynasty and promote material progress… She is universally esteemed by foreigners and revered by her own people and was regarded as being one of the greatest characters in history. Charles Denby
The duty of an American churchman in China is not simply introducing new ideas into the country, but modifying its industrial, social, and political life and institutions. Missionaries are the pioneers of trade and commerce. Civilization, learning, instruction breed new wants which commerce supplies. Charles Denby
Yellow Peril Wilhelm II
When the envoys of Western countries come to the foreign office, they no longer behave in a courteous manner; they shout abuse at the drop of a hat. Weng Tonghe
China is not a warlike nation—her antecedents, her civilization, her idiosyncrasies, all make for peace, and it’s a pity that the rough world should disturb it … Robert Hart
No matter how thuggishly the enemy behaves, the court will absolutely not resort to war. Guangxu
So the Chinese have at last given us the grounds and the ‘incident’ which we have so long desired. Wilhelm II
Now the situation is perilous, and the Powers are glaring at us like tigers eyeing their prey, all trying to barge into our country. Considering the financial and military situation in China today, we will of course try and avoid a war … But if our powerful enemies try and force us to yield to demands to which we cannot possibly consent, then we shall have no other alternative but to rely on the justice of our cause and to unite and fight. Cixi
Not a speck of Chinese mud may you have. Cixi
When an oriental who, throughout his life, has lived in his own country, where the will of his Sovereign is supreme, and the personal liberty of the subject unknown, first sets foot on the soil of the United States, he breathes an atmosphere unlike anything he has ever known… he is lost in wonderment. Wu Tingfang
Whenever a Christian has a dispute with a heathen, no matter what the subject in question may be, the quarrel is promptly taken up by the priest, who if he cannot himself intimidate the local officials and compel them to give right to the Christian, represents the case as one of persecution when … it is appealed. Then is redress rigorously extorted, without the least reference to the justice of the demand. Arthur H. Smith
Kill All Foreigners in 3 Months. Boxers
Kill the Foreign Devil! Kill! Kill! Kill! Boxers
The Chinese move very slowly. Our customs are so fixed that it takes much time to change them. Cixi
Review all existing laws … with reference to the laws of other nations … to ensure that Chinese laws are compatible with those of other countries. Cixi
I regret and grieve over the late troubles. It was a grave mistake, and China will hereafter be a friend of foreigners. No such affair will happen again. China will protect the foreigner, and we hope to be friends in the future. Cixi
The effect of the [opium prohibition] edict was electrical. Farmers stopped cultivation with little resistance. Smokers abandoned the habit by millions; it became unfashionable to smoke in public; and the young were constrained not to acquire the habit… H. B. Morse
We must facilitate the dying out of all the names if individual peoples inhabiting China i.e., Manchus, Tibetans, etc. Sun Yat-sen
Local Nationalism China
We have worked nearly 30 years, but the lives of the Tibetans have not improved. Hu-Yaobang
Development is the foundation of resolving Tibet’s problem. Hu Jintao
The United States of America and the Empress of China cordially recognize the inherent and inalienable right of man to change his allegiance and also the mutual advantage of the free migration and emigration of their citizens from the one country to the other. Anson Burlingame
Eat quietly, take gently and play secretly. Anonymous
England is one if the great powers of the world, but this has not been brought about by Queen Victoria’s absolute rule. She had able men of Parliament back of her at all times and of course the discussed everything until the best result was obtained ... In China, I have 400 million people, all dependent on my judgement. Cixi
In foreign countries, the ruled feel connected with the ruling. This is why they are so formidable. Cixi
The control of China by Japan … is sharply and bitterly antagonistic to the white man’s civilization. This would be the worst calamity…. The future belongs to the white race; it does not belong to the yellow, not the black, not the olive-colored. It belongs to the blond man … Wilhelm II
The people of China well over a century have been, in thought and in objective, closer to us Americans than almost any other peoples of the world—the same great ideals. Franklin D. Roosevelt
China, in the last – less than half a century, has become one of the great democracies of the world. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our Celestial Empire possesses all things in prolific abundance and lacks no products within its borders. There is therefore no need to import the manufactures of outside barbarians in exchange for our own produce. But the tea, silk and porcelain which the Celestial Empire produces are absolute necessities to European nations and to yourselves, we have permitted, as a signal of our favor, that private hongs should be established at Canton, so that your wants might be supplied and your country thus participate in our beneficence. Qianlong
Any foreigner or foreigners bringing opium to the Central land, with design to sell the same, the principals shall most assuredly be decapitated, and the accessories strangled. China
Americans should expose China to Christian values so in order that time shall have been secured for the Chinese to absorb the ideals which in ourselves are the result of centuries of Christian increment.. Alfred Thayer Mahan
Without the Chinese, it would have been impossible to complete the Western portion of this great National Highway. [The Transcontinental Railroad] Leland Stanford
The Chinese Must Go!. Knights of Labor
An armed body of white men at Rock Springs, Wyoming, have attacked Chinese coal miners working for Union Pacific Railway ... Have driven Chinamen out of town into hills. Have burned their houses and are destroying railroad property; some 40 houses burned; 3 men known to be killed, many more believed to be. Mob now preventing some 500 Chinamen from reaching food or shelter. Francis Emroy Warren
… nothing less than the legalization of racial discrimination George Frisbie Hoar
Gordon’s men can defeat the bandits [rebels] but will not kill as many as possible, so my army has to be around to assist them. Li Hongzhang
Isn’t it the case that foreigners always want money? Cixi
Without the punishment of the Death by a Thousand Cuts, I am afraid people in China would have nothing to fear … and before long there would be more and more criminals, and it would be hard to ensure peace and stability. Prince Gong
Make China Strong. Make China String is the only way to ensure that foreign countries will not tart a conflict against us. Cixi
Death By A Thousand Cuts Anonymous
American and Chinese civilizations are antagonistic; they cannot live and thrive and both survive on the same soil. One or the other must perish. Terrence Vincent Powederly
China can never be reformed from within. The manifold needs of China will be met permanently, completely, only by Christian civilization. . Arthur H. Smith
Barbarian Management Bureau China
Barbarian Management Bureau China
China has been weakened to an extreme degree, and all we have is the hearts and minds of the people. If we cast them aside, what do we have to sustain our country? Cixi
Our choice is whether to put our country on a platter to hand over to the invaders, or to fight to the end. I cannot face our ancestors if we do not put up a fight. I would rather fight to the end… If the end comes, you gentlemen here are my witness and can testify that I have done my best. Cixi
Suddenly in a matter of months there were more than 100 thousand Boxers in the capital, from ordinary people to soldiers to princes and grandees … The capital would be plunged into unthinkable peril if I tried to use the army to crush them. I have to go along with them and salvage the situation somehow... Cixi
Foreigners had bullied us too much. Cixi
The Empress Dowager enjoins her people that only by adopting what is superior about the foreign countries can we rectify what is wanting in China. Cixi
Making these changes is a matter of life and death for our country, and it will give our people a chance to lead a better life. Cixi
Unlike 30 years ago, people now admire the wealth of the West and lament the poverty of China; they stare awestruck at the power of the Western armies and scorn the cowardice of the Imperial troops; they enjoy the fairness and ease of the Customs and detest the fault-finding of China’s own tax collectors; they praise the orderly governance of the Western-Administered cities, and resent the harassment of our officials, big and small. Zhang Zhidong
China may achieve its goal of reducing the carbon intensity of its economy (the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of output) by 45 percent below its 2005 level by 2020. But the country is growing so fast that its coal consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are expected to continue to increase. China is expected to add the equivalent of a new 500-megawatt coal-fired electric plant every 10 days for the next decade... Robert N. Stavins
When you have millions of small companies using your site and billions of dollars in transactions every day, the government cares….They care that I can unstabalize the country. Jack Ma
I do not do business with the [Chinese] government. If they want some work done, we connect them with firms that they can contract with. If they insist that they want to employ us, I do it for free and then ask them to go to others after that. This way we love each other. Jack Ma
The Great Firewall of China and the unrestricted surveillance by the National Security Agency illustrate a tendency for the state to assert its interests at the expense of individuals. Robert Darnton
Taiwan is the one issue that goes to the heart of the domestic and international legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to rule China. The CCP claims to be the only group that was capable of unifying China and making it strong enough to stand up to the bullying of Western powers and imperial Japan. The existence of Taiwan as an autonomous political entity which is de facto independent of the PRC calls into question these claims. Andrew Scobell
… most Taiwanese people wish to maintain a peaceful relationship with the mainland, not because they embrace a Chinese identity, but because of their fear of turbulence that would result from cross‐strait conflict. Hinan Ye
China is a global actor without (yet) being a true global power. Andrew Scobell
China’s educational system has fed the country’s youth a steady diet of patriotism to ward off rebellious thoughts. But such measures appear almost redundant since many young Chinese seem more interested in buying i-phones and Louis Vuitton products than in fighting for democratic change. John Osburg
Today, the Chinese government blocks websites and search results with the so called Great Firewall, an army of censors deletes articles and comments deemed politically sensitive, and legions of government-sponsored Internet users steer online sentiment in the government’s favor by posting pro-Communist Party and nationalist comments in discussion forums. John Osburg
Development is the only hard truth. Deng Xiaoping
30 years after China embarked on its fitful embrace of the free market, it has no single unifying doctrine—no ‘central melody’—and there is nothing predestined about what kind of country it is becoming. Evan Osnos
Sometimes I feel like the government is more afraid of people telling the truth than they are of the protests and violence. Ilham Tohti
No one in China has a solid belief or trust in society. Ai Weiwei
The classics should be set in students’ minds so that they become the genes of Chinese national culture. Xi Jinping
Accidents will happen. We have formulated our policy on the assumption that some bluffing contest will eventually go wrong, resulting in dead soldiers. The focus has to be on minimizing damage. Narushige Michishita
… “broadly representative” is not numeric representation . Leung Chun-ying
Screening [of candidates] would insulate candidates from popular pressure to create a welfare state and would allow city government to follow more business friendly policies ... Leung Chun-ying
Your friends, through economic mismanagement (see Greece), can harm you faster than your enemies. And your rivals falling (see Russia and China) can be more dangerous than your rivals rising. If Russia, an economy spanning nine time zones, goes into recession and cannot pay foreign lenders with its lower oil revenues — and all this leads to political turmoil and defaults to Western banks — that crash will be felt globally Thomas Friedman
In China, the Communist Party’s suppression of free trade unions keeps cotton workers’ wages down, just as British law in the early 1800s saw to it that men and women who abandoned their ill-paid jobs and ran away could be jailed for breach of contract. Adam Hochschild
The government and the Party are always blaming the comrades doing local work but never themselves, always seeing their own achievements but never their own shortcomings, and always welcoming flattery but never criticism.... Mao Zedong
Any specialized skill may be capitalized on and so may lead to arrogance and contempt of others. Even one's age may become ground for conceit. The young, because they are bright and capable, may look down upon the old; and the old, because they are rich in experience, may look down upon the young. Mao Zedong
Many things may become baggage, may become encumbrances if we cling to them blindly and uncritically Mao Zedong
Even if we achieve gigantic successes in our work, there is no reason whatsoever to feel conceited and arrogant. Modesty helps one to go forward, whereas conceit makes one lag behind. Mao Zedong
Liberalism is: To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly Mao Zedong
Liberalism: To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. Mao Zedong
Liberalism is: To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame Mao Zedong
Liberalism is: To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly Mao Zedong
… religion is poison Mao Zedong
In the world today all culture, all literature and art belong to definite classes and are geared to definite political lines. There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes or art that is detached from or independent of politics. Mao Zedong
If you do not let others speak, then the day will surely come when you will be thrown out. Mao Zedong
The Great Leap Forward Mao Zedong
Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause; they are, as Lenin said, cogs and wheels in the whole revolutionary machine. Mao Zedong
War is the continuation of politics." In this sense war is politics and war itself is political action.... It can therefore be said that politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. Mao Zedong
We Communists are like seeds and the people are like the soil. Wherever we go, we must unite with the people, take root and blossom among them. Mao Zedong
What should our policy be towards non-Marxist ideas? As far as unmistakable counter-revolutionaries and saboteurs of the socialist cause are concerned, the matter is easy: we simply deprive them of their freedom of speech. Mao Zedong
There is a serious tendency towards capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. Mao Zedong
The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system …. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of history, sooner or later revolution will take place and will inevitably triumph. Mao Zedong
The Republicans in America are better for us. They are more consistent and predictable than the Democrats Mao Zedong
The people's army is not merely an organ for fighting; it is also an organ for the political advancement of the party Mao Zedong
Women hold up half the sky Mao Zedong
A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. Mao Zedong
The past is past. To see real heroes, look around you. Mao Zedong
Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance. Mao Zedong
Liberalism is extremely harmful in a revolutionary collective. It is a corrosive which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension. It robs the revolutionary ranks of compact organization and strict discipline, prevents policies from being carried through and alienates the Party organizations from the masses which the Party leads. It is an extremely bad tendency. Mao Zedong
Marxism comprises many principles, but in the final analysis they can all be brought back to a single sentence: it is right to rebel. Mao Zedong
“You are dictatorial.” My dear sirs, you are right, that is just what we are. All the experience the Chinese people have accumulated through several decades teaches us to enforce the people's democratic dictatorship, that is, to deprive the reactionaries of the right to speak and let the people alone have that right. Mao Zedong
One cannot advance without mistakes... It is necessary to make mistakes. The party cannot be educated without learning from mistakes. This has great significance. Mao Zedong
“Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend" is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land. Mao Zedong
Without an army for the people, there is nothing for the people. Mao Zedong
We shall support whatever our enemies oppose and oppose whatever our enemies support. Mao Zedong
The prospect of a nuclear war is not a bad thing because defeating capitalism would be worth losing up to two-thirds of the world’s population. Mao Zedong
There must not and cannot be any conflict, estrangement or misunderstanding between the Chinese people and America. Mao Zedong
Neither nor Stalin saw the point of including an enfeebled, half-occupied, riven China. China would serve as a symbolic marker for the future; the world he [FDR] imagined would not forever be dominated by whites. Joseph Lelyveld
Genuine association of interest on the part of the great powers must precede the transformation of the united nations military alliance into a political society of nations. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The old ideas won’t do. Zhao Ziyang
China became an economic power with few equals. By 2010 China gad overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest economy in terms of GDP, China’s transformation consistently drew one ideas beyond it shores. Julian Baird Gerwitz
The challenge that worries us most comes from within, from within the People’s Republic of China and from within our own party…. I’ve said there’ll be no end to this, because if there’s a backlash, there’ll be big problems Wang Qishan
Following World War II, the world mostly shared values about human rights, democracy and so forth. Many believed then that Western liberal ideas would be universal. But today it is not the case that we share the same values. If you look at Russia, China, Turkey—and even inside our societies—people have different concepts about how to organize big societies. Typically in Western society, the individual is protected against the collective. But increasingly, the collective is protected against the individual. And even inside our own society, the question arises more and more about how much should you defend the collective against the individual? What is the right balance? Klaus Schwab
A trade war between the U.S. and China would hurt both countries, but there is reason to believe that the U.S. has more to lose. Today, 80% of global trade comprises international supply chains,” she writes. “Declining trade costs have allowed firms to splinter their production lines geographically, with goods processed and value added in multiple countries along the chain. If China threw a handful of sand in the gears of these chains, it could disrupt entire production networks, doing serious damage to the U.S…. Keyu Jin
The threat to Europe is for us to push Russia into China’s arms. Marine Le Pen
Some Japanese officials are already mulling over the idea of developing long-range missiles for possible preemptive strikes against North Korea. And South Korea has been developing longer range missiles that can not only hit all of North Korea, but parts of China. “Meanwhile, both Japan and China are planning to open up massive reprocessing plants that could make one to 2,000 nuclear weapons worth of plutonium a year, even though there is no economic justification for opening such plants -- they're enormous money losers. And, of course, South Korea doesn't want to be left behind -- hawkish politicians there keep voicing a desire to develop an option to go nuclear. All this is a prescription for mischief and, if it’s not arrested, will end in a vale of tears. Henry D. Sokolski
States will also have trouble acting anonymously in cyberspace, as private companies are increasingly willing and able to identify the sources of cyberattacks. The cybersecurity firm Mandiant made headlines in 2013 when it exposed a covert Chinese military cyberunit responsible for stealing massive amounts of data from U.S. government and corporate networks. In February 2015, the Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab claimed to have identified spyware from an unnamed Western government on computers in 30 countries. And in January 2016, the cyber-intelligence firm iSIGHT Partners determined that a Russian group was probably behind a successful attack on the Ukrainian power grid. Sean P. Larkin
When a rising power confronts a ruling power, bad things usually happen.... This is what happens when an extablished entity faces an upstart.... To avoid a disasterous clash like war, both parties have to make an adjustment, but the ruling power has to make more painful adjustments. Graham Tillett Allison Jr.
The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to the taking of life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists whose real though unadmitted motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration of totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writings of younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States. Moreover they do not as a rule condemn violence as such, but only violence used in defence of western countries. The Russians, unlike the British, are not blamed for defending themselves by warlike means, and indeed all pacifist propaganda of this type avoids mention of Russia or China. George Orwell
In 10 years, ... you're going to see the most valuable economy in the world -- the largest economy in the world -- is going to be a country run by communists. The Chinese seem to be very good at capitalism. And this is going to have fundamental problems and present an identity crisis for the United States. Because for a long time, free markets coincided with liberties such as free speech, free press, free religion. And all of a sudden, this equation is going to be decoupled. And when it gets decoupled, we might find that democracy, the multitude of voices, actually impedes capitalism because a state that does not have any pretense of limited government can very quickly mandate a regulatory framework for drones, for electric cars, for self-driving cars, for any new innovation where they feel that they can leapfrog Western societies. And this is a very unique thing in the American experience. And this is why it's very important to think of American capitalism as an operating system and not as an ideology. Because when you think about it as an ideology, you can have good politics make for very, very bad policy. That market outcomes and democratic voices and battles for votes can end up stifling progress. Bhu Srinivasan III
China was unique. It was a dictatorship with term limits.... The leadership had virtual total power, but every 10 years, the leadership had to change.... But that has now been turned In its head in the most significant political change in 35 years .... Fareed Zakaria
The Chinese people don't get to vote but they do get to grumble. Lindsey Graham
You should be cautious when criticizing the liberalization of economic theory. Zhao Ziyang
You either agree to implement the President’s policies or you resign. My conscience would not allow me to implement the withdrawal from the environmental Paris Accords. David Rank

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