"Investor confidence will be affected if the illegal gatherings continue."
Wang Jun, an economist with the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, criticizing the "Occupy Central" protests that have taken place in some of Hong Kong's busiest commercial areas since September 28, on October 3
"China is maintaining high growth, and its rebalancing is likely to imply slightly lower growth, but this must be seen as a healthy development."
Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, at an October 7 press conference in Washington, D.C.
"The risks of a dramatic housing market correction and an economic hard landing have been significantly lowered."
Liu Bo, an analyst with China's top investment bank, the China International Capital Corp., discussing a recent resolution by the banking authorities that ensures a mortgage on a second home will be treated the same as that on the first if the buyer has no other outstanding mortgages, on October 7
"We are confident we can build the Qinghai-Tibet Expressway."
Wang Shuangjie, an executive with China Communication Construction Co.'s First Highway Consultants Co. Ltd., speaking on October 7 in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, while acknowledging that extreme conditions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau pose challenges