"The overall strength of Chinese culture and its international influence is not commensurate with China's international status. The international culture of the West is strong while we are weak."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Hu Jintao on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Hu Jintao on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Hu Jintao on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Hu Jintao on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Hu Jintao on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"Building a good, stable, and productive China-U.S. relationship is in our mutual interest of our two countries and our two peoples, and also contributes to peace and development."
"Since the beginning of the 21st century, thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides, China-U.S. relationship has on the whole enjoyed steady growth. Since President Obama took office, we have maintained close contact through exchange of visits, meetings, telephone conversations and letters."