Media should not only entertain the public but also undertake the responsibility of cultivating the public's aesthetic consciousness. Media should not just pursue audience ratings, or just turn arts into entertainment.
Tian Qing, researcher at the Chinese National Academy of Arts
I am glad to see that female officials and professionals can retire at a later age, and that they can still choose to retire at 55 if they want, according to a new regulation. Female professionals have gathered rich experiences by the time they are about 50 years old, and at that time their children have grown up, so they would have more time to devote to work.
Zhang Lihui, dean of the Conservatory of Music at Chongqing Normal University
The entertainment community should condemn any performer who uses drugs. A number of famous actors and singers were found to have taken drugs last year, and such behavior has a bad effect on them and the entertainment community. Entertainers should behave themselves as they are public figures.
Yin Li, director at China Film Group Corporation
I will never send my 9-year-old son abroad for education, because China has the best elementary education. Chinese children are getting solid science knowledge and other skills in our schools. I have read all of my son's textbooks. They are very well organized and very interesting. Schools in Western countries advocate that children should learn freely or through play, but it turns out that their children don't learn much. Chinese educators should have confidence. But some times, the pressure of taking exams and doing homework is a little too much for Chinese children. This is what we are going to change.
Xu Jiuping, head of the Business School of Sichuan University