Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan of Turkey on the ethnic violence in Xinjiang that has killed at least 184 people:
"The incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide. There’s no point in interpreting this otherwise. We’re having trouble understanding how the Chinese government would remain a bystander to this."
Diego Borja, the economics minister of Ecuador, on the nature of Ecuador’s continuing negotiations with PetroChina for an advance payment of US$1 billion in exchange for oil supplies:
"The negotiation with China isn’t easy. It is difficult, and Ecuador doesn’t have experience with this country and with this kind of negotiation."
Nick Reilly, executive vice president of General Motor’s international operations, on what the potential threat of a Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co (BAIC)-owned Opel might pose:
"BAIC, I think, thinks it could sell more in China than Opel is currently selling in China, and potentially manufacturing in China. It would have a bigger presence, but I don’t see it as being any major difference in terms of competition."
Shaquille O’Neal, star center for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, on his visit to the Shaolin Temple in Henan province:
"I’ve been a lot of places but being at the Shaolin Temple has brought a tear to my eye. Buddha blessed."