"Technology transfer and technological cooperation shall be decided by businesses independently and will not be used by the Chinese Government as a precondition for market access."
Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming, responding to questions on the alleged "forced sharing of technology" in an interview with the Bloomberg news agency on February 9
"The minimum wage increase of more than 13 percent each year will help increase the money in workers' pockets and will also be conducive to an elevation in the level of their social security."
Liu Junsheng, a researcher with the Labor and Wage Institute affiliated with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, commenting on China's new national employment promotion plan released on February 8
"The rise of India and China cannot only be a parallel process but, with vision and commitment, actually a reinforcing process."
Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna speaking at the inauguration ceremony for India's new embassy complex in Beijing on February 8
"Any outcome of national dialogue should be the result of agreement between the Syrians themselves and should be acceptable to all the Syrians."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, telling the press on February 8 after his visit to Damascus