Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Li Xin, an official at Shanghai East Hospital, on the hospital’s response when one Dr Ji of the endoscopic department opened up a patient for a biopsy but neglected 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."
A cartoon jingle recently being shown on China Southern Airlines flights:
"Swine influenza comes from America… spreads around the world… its true name is A(H1N1)… what a shame!"
Hiu Jing, a 17 year-old high school student, on students who go to illegal clinics for cheaper abortions:
"Pregnancy is not easy for students who often don’t have a job. It stresses them out and humiliates them. Abortions should be affordable for all women who need one."
Rob Stevenson, a real estate analyst with investment bank Fox-Pitt Kelton, on the string of complaints and lawsuits in the US against builders who used health problem-inducing Chinese drywall:
"I don’t think that having Chinese drywall entitles you to a free house. It entitles you to free replacement of the drywall."