Liu Zhengrong, deputy chief of the Internet Affairs Bureau of the State Council Information Office on a media report that claims spyware will be installed on all computers sold in China after July 1 to control Chinese internet users:
"The software is designed to filter pornography on the Internet and that’s the only purpose of it. The nationwide move is purely to protect the youngsters from internet pornography and violence. The software has proved to be effective in trials in schools."
Mr. Chen, the Shanghai Flu Control and Prevention Center’s press officer, on why the center was unaware that New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin along with his wife, and a bodyguard was under its supervision:
“Nobody in quarantine has claimed that he is the Mayor of New Orleans.”
Ma Guoxian, a specialist on public finance at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, on the growing uncertainty of regarding the actual size of off-budget local government debt:
"Giving local governments some freedom to stimulate the economy is necessary, but the problem is that we don’t know what they’re doing. This could become a big fiscal burden in the future."
Qin Gang, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, in reaction to Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe making the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen:
"It will inevitably harm the cooperations between Paris and Chinese cities…We demand that Paris stop all behaviors that interfere in China’s domestic affairs to avoid going further in the wrong direction."