Updated: 2013-03-07 08:07
"I am a doctor and I prefer to speak frankly. A person's health is related first to eating, drinking and air. Any kind of development will be nothing if the quality of food, water and air is not good."
ZHONG NANSHAN, NPC deputy and academic with the Chinese Academy of Engineering
"If reform implemented 30 years ago solved the problem of ideology, then, at present, reform is to solve the problem of interests. Reform at present is actually like cutting our own with a knife, and we all need to be determined and must strengthen our confidence."
WANG YANG, NPC deputy and member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee
"My hair has turned white, half because of housing prices and half because of you reporters."
JIANG WEIXIN, member of the CPPCC National Committee and minister of housing and urban-rural development, responding to media questions about government measures to curb housing prices
"Demolitions are now becoming increasingly terrible. I am willing to ask a question very seriously as a CPPCC National Committee member: Can we not pay so much attention to GDP? Can we choose to slow down the speed of economic development?"
CUI YONGYUAN, member of the CPPCC National Committee and TV host
(China Daily 03/07/2013 page8)