Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Shi Bing Bing, a health official responsible for screening would-be astronauts, on the reason halitosis would disqualify a candidate:
"The bad smell would affect their fellow colleagues in a narrow space."
Premier Exhibitions in response to allegations that some of the cadavers obtained for their "Bodies … the Exhibition” display were Chinese prisoners who had been executed:
"Premier cannot independently verify that the human remains you are viewing are not those of persons who were incarcerated in Chinese prisons."
Chen Li, Beijing-based strategist at Harvest Fund Management on the recent stock market rally:
“We’re still quite optimistic about prospects for the stock market. This is a recovery story that is one of the strongest and most convincing in the world. I don’t think we’re in a bubble.”
He Jiankiang, an architect from Guangzhou, on the Chinese government’s recent investment focus on the creative industry:
"Three years from now, will this place exist? No one knows. But the thing about change in China is, we’re used to it."