"I am confident we can achieve the annual growth target [of around 7.5 percent]."
Li Pumin, spokesman for the National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, stressing at a press conference on October 14 that the country's economic growth will remain within a proper range in the fourth quarter as government policies to stimulate consumption and stabilize investment gradually filter through
"A market economy should not be a corrupt economy, and China's economic growth is not achieved through opportunities created by corruption."
Xin Ming, a professor at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
"We hope that people in rural areas can enjoy the same consumption choices as in cities and that entrepreneurs can set up businesses in rural areas."
Zhang Yong, Chief Operating Officer of New York-listed Alibaba Group, China's leading e-commerce platform provider, announcing a new business expansion plan on October 14
"Violators have to pay a much higher price than before."
Zhong Chonglei, chief of the Beijing Environmental Monitoring Team, on local authorities' plan to adopt a special and strict air pollution control plan for APEC meetings scheduled for next month in the city