Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Guy Sorman, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, on why he doesn’t think Beijing’s "Buy China" policy will have much of an economic effect:
“What will they buy if they can only "Buy China"? Are they going to use rice to build iPods?”
Donald Tang, the founder and CEO of CITIC Securities International Partners, on L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s ability to promote a grass-roots connection between the U.S. and China via his new Kobe Bryant China Fund:
“I think he can be a one-man State Department, reaching directly to the people.”
Erkin Emet, an Uighur-Turk academic at Ankara University, on the reality of Turkish President Abdullah Gül’s visit to Urumqi:
"After Devlet Bahçeli’s visit to the region in 2002 when he was deputy prime minister, China burned down around 5,000 pieces of Uighur history and literature. Regarding those and the increasing unlawfulness against Uighurs, this is only pulling a fast one [on Turkey]. China is well in command in doing this."
He Lifu, the top weather forecaster at the China Meteorological Administration, on the increasing trend of weather-related disasters in China:
"Extreme weather will be more frequent in the future due to the instability of the atmosphere, and global warming might be the indirect cause."