"Only with a clear idea of the nature and soul of Confucianism can it play a greater role in China's reform drive."
Yang Chaoming, head of the Qufu-based Confucius Research Institute, at a seminar on the role of traditional culture in today's society held on September 6 in Qufu, east China's Shandong Province, the birthplace of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius
"First we need to clear up rights to reside, rights to run businesses, and residential ownership rights; then we can worry about gradually harmonizing the two-tiered registration system."
Li Yining, a renowned Chinese economist, on China's urbanization process at the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance on September 8
"What we cannot allow is undermining the country's interests while doing business in this market and profiting from it."
Lu Wei, Ministerr of the State Internet Information Office, elaborating on the Chinese Government's Internet management policy on September 9
"Treating China as an entirely non-market economy might have been a reasonable policy two or three decades ago, but it's not a reasonable policy today."
Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., commenting on the transformation of China's economy in an interview with Xinhua News Agency on September 10