US President Barack Obama on the imposition of tariffs on tires imported from China:
"Keep in mind we have a huge economic relationship with China. I just want to make sure that if we actually have rules written down, they mean something."
Paul W. Aho, a poultry economist, on why China’s threat to ban imports of US chicken is empty:
"We have these jumbo, juicy paws the Chinese really love, so I don’t think they are going to cut us off."
An official at Shanghai East Hospital, after a doctor opened up a patient for a biopsy but forgot to remove his colon polyps:
"It is not a medical accident but a malpractice in our work. All hospital officials and department directors were called for a meeting to draw a lesson from the event."
Hugh Hefner on what the Playboy logo can do for democracy in China:
"[In China] the rabbit is increasingly representing – for men and women – personal, economic and political freedom. That is what I want."
Qu Yuping, a professor of psychology, on Shanghai women becoming more selective about who they date:
"Just like how there is now a greater selection of clothes … in the city, Shanghai girls have more opportunities to choose from since there are more foreigners. At the same time, the way Chinese men are now packaging themselves has also improved, and they are not necessarily seen as so much worse off than a foreigner."