China Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old china quotes, china sayings, and china proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


China is a great country with a great culture, populated by fascinating, industrious and talented people.     

Vladimir Putin

China is a civilization pretending to be a nation.     

Michael A. Ledeen

China is on a march toward rule of law and democracy.     

Chen Guangcheng

China has set its cultural industries as pillar industries.     

Wang Jianlin

China is the most repressive censorship regime on the Internet.

John Palfrey

China is the greatest mystifying and stupefying fact in the modern world.

Lin Yutang

China is very important. The future growth of China, China's influence is bound to rise.     

Manmohan Singh

China's development benefits other countries.     

Li Keqiang

China is on a march toward rule of law and democracy.     

Chen Guangcheng

China has set its cultural industries as pillar industries.     

Wang Jianlin

China is the greatest mystifying and stupefying fact in the modern world.

Lin Yutang

China is a vast, disparate country; there is no alternative to strong central power.     

Lee Kuan Yew

China is growing very quickly and is clearly becoming an important player in the world economy.

Ben Bernanke

China is in its own category - too big to ignore, too repressive to embrace, difficult to influence, and very, very proud.

Madeleine Albright

China is a keen observer of trends elsewhere in the world, and it's going to give our own innovators a run for their money.

Wayne Pacelle

China is at a different stage of development, human rights are violated here much more often. And still, we see improvements even here.     

Ai Weiwei

China is more prosperous than before. The people have better lives but they are not happy and confident because the scars are still there.      

Jung Chang

China is one of the greatest cultures on Earth, and it is one of those countries that suffered immensely from colonialist horrors and humiliation.     

Andre Vltchek

China attaches great importance to the utilization of renewable resources, making it one of the important moves to promote economic and social development.     

Hu Jintao

China is clearly going to be the number one economic power and it is already full of potential.. with lots of population and the buying power increasing by the day.     

Bernard Arnault

China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.     

Hu Jintao

China has great potentials; the people are hard-working and focused. But they have to close the gap as far as the pace of the game is concerned. Football in the future will get faster and faster.     

Berti Vogts

Externally China desires independence, internally she seeks to maintain her existence as a nation; China therefore strives to loose the bonds that bind her people, and to complete the establishment of a new State.     

Chiang Kaishek

China seems unpredictable because it has a distinct culture and social system. It is still a mystery to other parts of the world, even though the veil of China has been lifted many times as a result of globalization.     

Ai Weiwei

China is a sleeping giant if you just take a look at their experience regarding all kinds of sport, not football though, and the number of people that love sports. Chinese are eager to hit new shores and they are ambitious.     

Berti Vogts

China hasn't only existed for one day. Now, the whole nation has become richer and it's become a problem. The problem is universal. The factor is big. Everybody has to rethink the balance of the world and the whole landscape.     

Ai Weiwei

As China is about adaptation, not transformation, it is unlikely to change the world dramatically should it ever assume the global driver's seat. But this does not mean that China won't exploit that world for its own purposes.     

Ivan Krastev

China's own recent history proves that when it opens itself, there is nothing its people cannot accomplish. A more open China will lead to a more prosperous and stable China.     

Gary Locke

China is a developing country with a huge population, and also a developing country in a crucial stage of reform. In this context, China still faces many challenges in economic and social development. And a lot still needs to be done in China, in terms of human rights.     

Hu Jintao