sun­day talk

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE -

“It’s im­pos­si­ble to count how many peo­ple are packed in each sub­way car, let alone per square me­ter.” LIU XIAO, think-tank strate­gist, af­ter Bei­jing an­nounced plans to ease crowd­ing by lim­it­ing sub­way den­sity to 5 peo­ple per square me­ter

“Mr Mur­doch has said in black and white that he wants Mr Ab­bott to be prime min­is­ter of Aus­tralia, (and) no one dis­putes that he con­trols 70 per­cent of news­pa­pers.” Aus­tralia’s Prime Min­is­ter KEVIN RUDD, ac­cus­ing me­dia ty­coon Ru­pert Mur­doch of or­ches­trat­ing an ef­fort to oust him in up­com­ing elec­tions

“Their com­pet­i­tive­ness did not im­prove. Thus, their po­si­tion in China’s au­to­mo­bile mar­ket is now even lower.” DONG YANG, deputy chief of China’s au­to­mo­tive trade group, as the mar­ket share for do­mes­tic-made sedans fell to its low­est point in five years, de­spite sub­si­dies that started in 2008’s global down­turn

“Af­ter we got to know the in­dus­try, we found that there is a shared sym­pa­thy for the bears, and most of the cus­tomers agree, too.” ZHONG YUAN­WEI, phar­macy man­ager in Chengdu, af­ter that city banned the sale of bear bile in its drug­stores

“The pa­per’s duty will re­main to its read­ers and not the pri­vate in­ter­ests of its own­ers.” JEFF BE­ZOS, Ama­zon.com founder, who pur­chased the Wash­ing­ton Post last week

“Gen­er­ally, their jobs are re­ally good, and most of them are work­ing in bank­ing or for lead­ing Chi­nese com­pa­nies.” ZHANG DAOJIN, Con­fu­cius In­sti­tute of­fi­cial in Is­lam­abad, not­ing that there is big de­mand for Pak­istani grad­u­ates who can speak Urdu, English and Man­darin

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