Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the World Uyghur Congress, during a recorded phone call supposedly obtained by police in Xinjiang:
"Something will happen in Urumqi."
Zhou Qinjiang, a worker from the Zhangjiajie tourism development company, on the plight of Kuzhu river which the local government officials don’t consider that dirty:
"Most of the trash in the river is packaging from household things like washing powder floating from upstream. Bad habits like dumping trash are killing the Kuzhu River."
Roger Agnelli, Vale’s chief executive, on the decision facing China in regards to the existing iron ore benchmark prices already agreed upon by other Asian steel mills:
"The benchmark is given. It is established. It is clear. The client chooses what he wants. The Chinese need to choose what they want."
Nick Cobban, spokesman for Rio Tinto, on the detainment of four Rio Tinto employees in Shanghai by the city’s Public Security Bureau:
"We haven’t been able to make contact with them since and we’ve asked the Chinese authorities for an explanation and we’re haven’t received anything from them."