"There has to be an active engagement. It cannot be one where one side takes on the role which the other used to play. It cannot be one where you are dividing the world into a G2 [Group of Two]."
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, speaking about the China-U.S. relationship at the Future China Global Forum in Singapore on July 17
"There is a possibility that China will host the World Cup in the next 20 years, as its fast-growing economy appeals to FIFA."
Adam Zhang, founder of Beijing-based sports consultancy firm Key-Sports, in a recent interview with China Daily on China's participation in the global soccer event
"More Chinese people are acquiring the adequate language skills to read books as originally written. The increasing internationalization of business also requires business people to read the latest information firsthand."
Roc E, project manager of Blue Fountain, an online bookstore specializing in the selling of imported books in China, on July 15
"It's a better way for the public to supervise court work. When residents leave messages on our microblogs, our judges are required to answer as soon as possible."
Wang Mingda, Vice President of the Beijing High People's Court, commenting on the use of Sina Weibo in Beijing's court system, on July 17