Notable China-related quotes from the last week:
Tracy Cheng, the managing director of CIIC-Exp China, a global technology and talent exchange services firm, on the increase in foreigner students seeking internships in China:
"What we are seeing is a different kind of brain drain. Students or aspiring professionals in developed nations come to China to be part of projects that they have no chance to participate in their home countries."
Zhang Changming, vice-president of CCTV, on the CCTV’s launch of a new 24 hour Arabic-language TV channel to 22 Arabic-speaking nations beginning on July 25:
"Our principle is to be real, to be objective, to be accurate and transparent. CCTV will present the world with the real China."
Su Zhizhong, the Hengshan county party secretary, in response to reporters who asked him about two teachers who have been suspended by local county officials until they reportedly can convince their relatives to stop petitioning against illegal coal mines which local officials have stakes in:
"Mind your own business! Don’t you think you asked too many questions?"
Yiin Chii-ming, Taiwan’s economic minister, on his Chinese counterpart Chen Deming, after an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting:
"Of course I met Minister Chen several times in meetings, restaurants and pubs."
Added Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s trade minister and APEC chairman , sparking laughter at a news conference:
"And maybe occasionally at the toilets."