Sound bites

Updated: 2013-05-23 07:47

(China Daily)

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"There are three economic development opportunities for China based on the technology trends: the trillions of computers and the data, the emergence of mobile communications carriers in the payment system and the instability of world financial markets, the regulation and needs for leadership."

Peter Watkins

President of the World Network of Productivity Organizations

"China will be the real forerunner of the electric cars industry. And small electric vehicles are gaining popularity in China, despite their top speeds of only 30 km/h. Thousands of the three wheelers were sold at a low price."

Jari Vepsalainen

Co-chairman of the China Outreach Committee of the Independent Power Producers Forum

"High-tech zones have become an important force to drive the economic development. In 2012, China had 105 high-tech zones, up from 54 in 2008, and the revenues of those zones reached 16.1 trillion yuan ($2.62 trillion) in 2012."

Wan Gang

Minister of science and technology

(China Daily 05/23/2013 page5)