Sound Bites

Updated: 2013-03-06 07:06

(China Daily)

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Sound Bites

"There are far too many gala events (in China). A gala event will not only cost millions ... but also produce a large amount of garbage."

PU CUNXIN, member of the CPPCC National Committee and an actor

Sound Bites

"The rich-poor gap is a kind of injury for society, and the happiness of the disadvantaged group determines the future of society. Although I am not among this disadvantaged group, I pay great attention to them and I stand with them."

ER YUEHE, NPC deputy and a writer

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"I have repeatedly said the word 'money' should not be included in the values of a nation. Money is needed but should not be pursued. The pursuit of money will not only breed lots of problems, but also damage interpersonal relationships and social conduct."

FENG JICAI, member of the CPPCC National Committee and a writer

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"In recent years, a number of foreign languages - especially the gradual popularity of English - have affected Chinese children's education. Many children can speak foreign languages fluently but do not clearly know Chinese characters. Many schools do not provide enough education about our own language, a key problem in today's educational pattern."

WANG GUOXIN, CPPCC National Committee member and an artist

(China Daily 03/06/2013 page8)