Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why speaking on human rights does not conflict with her environmental mission to China:
"I will continue to speak out for human rights in China and around the world… Indeed, protecting the environment is a human rights issue. We hope to send a clear message that transparency, accountability, enforcement and respect for the rule of law are essential if we are to protect our planet."
Hu Xingdou, an economics professor who successfully sued an internet service provider after it closed his web site over allegedly illegal content, on the implications of his victory:
“This means the internet will be regulated more through a set of clear rules and less with arbitrary, opaque decisions. It is a warning sign to the internet surveillance authorities as well."
Zhang Hao, a second-year graduate student at Beijing Sports University, on the attitudes of university students today, compared with those who protested in 1989:
“We are not like them. I can understand that they wanted to pursue freedom and democracy, but I think they were partly misled. They knew nothing.”
Ruport Murdoch on China, in an interview with Brunswick Review:
"China will open up. Starting slowly, but it will. Starting in two or three years when the next regime comes in. There’ll be things you can do there. There are things you can do now but it is all censored. We have big activities for Dow Jones: news wires and things like that. Business news wires. I like China."