Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on China’s commitment to tackling climate change:
"China’s measures are a sign of responsibility to the Chinese people and the whole of humanity. They are unconditional and they are not dependent on the reduction targets of other nations."
Commentator Bo Wenxue on Beijing’s promised funding of the development of low-cost housing:
"The Chinese government promised that RMB400 billion (US$58.6 billion) of the RMB4 trillion stimulus package would be used for low-rent housing, slum redevelopment and other government-subsidized houses, but so far it has only completed an investment of RMB39.49 billion. Where is the rest of the money?"
Li Xu, head of the Anti-Pyramid Selling Association, on the success of pyramid schemes in China:
"Pyramid selling is very good at brainwashing. Lies become truth after being told for 1,000 times. They apply a semi-military closed management, which is very important. A new member … will be brainwashed and forbidden from contacting the outside world."
Lorena Luo of Greenpeace China on Beijing’s recent approval of genetically modified rice:
"If the Ministry of Agriculture cannot even control the illegal cultivation of GE rice, how can they manage the risks of large-scale cultivation?"
Linfen farmer Xue Chunlong on living in one of the most polluted cities in the world:
"Nobody cares about us now."