Confucius was a great thinker and educator in Chinese history.
He was the founder of Confucianism and was respectfully referred to as an ancient "sage".
His words and life story were recorded in The Analects.
An enduring classic of ancient Chinese culture, The Analects has had a great influe nce on the thinkers, writers, and statesmen that came after Confucius.
Without studying this book, one could hardly truly understand the thousands-of-y ears' traditional Chinese culture.
Much of Confucius' thought, especially his thought on education, has had a profo
und influence on Chinese society.
In the 21st century, Confucian thought not only retains the attention of the Chine se, but it also wins an increasing attention from the international community.
China's space industry was launched in 1956.
Over the past decades, China's space industry has created one miracle after anoth er.
In 1970 China launched its first man-made earth satellite, ranking China the fifth c ountry in the world to independently develop and launch man-made earth satellit es.
1992年，中国开始实施载人航天飞行工程（manned spaceflight program）。
In 1992 China began to carry out the manned spaceflight program.
2003年，中国成功发射了"神舟五号"载人飞船，使中国成为第三个发射载人飞船的国家。In 2003 China launched Shenzhou-5, a manned spaceship.
The successful launch made China the third country to launch manned spaceships.
In 2007 Chang'e-1, the first lunar-orbiting man-made satellite, was sent to space.
In 2013 Shenzhou-10, the fifth manned spaceship, was launched successfully, layin g the foundation for building the Chinese Space Station.
太极拳（Tai Chi）是一种武术（martial arts）项目，也是一种健身运动,
Tai Chi is a kind of martial arts, and a fitness exercise as well.
It has a long history in China.
With slow and gentle movements, Tai Chi is suitable for people of any age, sex, or body type to practice.
It can be used to provide self-defense as well as build the body.
Therefore, it has become very popular among Chinese people.
During its development, Tai Chi borrowed and absorbed desirable elements from t raditional Chinese philosophy, medicine, and martial arts, and it has developed int o a sport with unique features.
As a unique sport in China, Tai Chi is also gaining increasing popularity among ma ny foreign friends.
Since its economic reform and opening-up to the world, China's education has go ne through rapid development and made remarkable achievements.
中国政府把教育摆在优先发展的地位，坚持科教兴国（revitalize the country），全面提倡素质教育 (quality-oriented education)。
The Chinese government gives top priority to the development of education, persi sts in revitalizing the country by science and education, and fully advocates quality -oriented education.
Meanwhile, it actively promotes equality in education to guarantee everyone acce ss to education.
China's achievements in education can be reflected in two different layers:
一个是全面普及了九年义务教育（nine-year compulsory education），
One is the popularization of the nine-year compulsory education;
另一个是实现了高等教育大众化（mass higher education）。
the other is the realization of mass higher education.
The development of education has made significant contributions to China's econ omic development and social progress.
In recent years, to satisfy the needs of social and economic development, the Chi nese government has sped up the training of qualified personnel urgently needed
Integrity and harmony are traditional Chinese virtues.
"Harmony" is demonstrated in various aspects.
In regard to interpersonal relations, traditional Chinese thoughts hold that "Harmo ny is most precious" and "A family that lives in harmony will prosper".A harmoniou s social environment can be created based on these principles.
As for relations between human beings and nature, people should learn to unders tand, respect and protect nature.