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We have great respect of Pascal’s openness and professionalism. This decision was definitely not an easy one for him, it underlines his qualities as a team player. The focus is now on his fitness level, and in such a situation we do not take any unnecessary risks. Pascal will be in China as planned.
NEW Mar 25 2017
The latest person who has talked about China is Rex W. Tillerson: “We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Rex W. Tillerson and all the other people that have spoken about China. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Mike Wells - Prudential

The structure of leverage in the country is improving definitely and has a way to go. You have to look at where China is as an economy. It's at the middle end of an industrial phase … They're still looking at the supply and the demand side of the economy as hard, which I think gets lost sometimes in the narrative about China. It's a natural fact that consumers can't quote GDP (gross domestic product) to you where they live but they can certainly tell you if they feel good about how the political environment is playing out and that creates tension.

Wu Xiaoqiu

In a regular country, wealth should be concentrated in the financial markets, not fixed assets.

Suzanne Pepper

The protests about election reform will begin again when the election reform legislation is tabled again and debate resumed.

Suzanne Pepper

The issue definitely is not dead and done with, just in a holding pattern pending further action.

Stephen Groff - Asian Development Bank

We think that the macroeconomic policy managers in China are very skilled. They have a lot of experience, they still have tools and instruments at their disposal (and) they have shown their ability to manage these risks, and manage them quite well.

Charles Chao

In the early days, a lot of people wanted to attract so-called followers on their accounts. They tend to publish a lot of fake information or exaggerate a lot of things to attract eyeballs to make them more influential. Actually, a lot of times they are probably [posting] a lot of fake information content. So you have to deal with these people because they just spread rumors just for their own sake – sometimes without any social responsibilities.

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

We are also victims of this and we do not want it on our service. We don't want any of it.

Charles Chao

I mean, it's not a government legal system, but it's really a system we built, a platform to deal with the issues. Well, this is quite a misunderstanding because a lot of rumors have nothing to do with political issues or any government-related issues.

Charles Chao

Whatever you heard recently, like what Facebook started to do, and all these social problems, [people became aware] that they need to vet information: All these, we have been doing this for many years actually. I think the views of U.S. counterparts, I mean, they don't believe that you should actually manage social platforms because users can manage the social platforms themselves – the fake news can be corrected by the system. But in China, I think we have more experience in dealing with the issues, and I think we are also more aware that this could be a problem if we don't deal with that.

Michael Froman - World Trade Organization

You really can't be a leader of free trade if you have restrictions on your own system. There are specific actions you need to take internationally to help support the system and actions you need to take domestically to open up your economy and make sure there's a level playing field. That flies in the face of being a global leader on these issues. We've been saying for some time that if the TPP did not move forward, it would create a void that China was too willing to fill, and that even our closest military allies would line up behind China. We're seeing that play out now in real time.

Michael Froman - World Trade Organization

It's executing on that regional strategy and drawing other countries closer to it rather than having the U.S. in the region as a balancer.

Benedikt Sobotka - Eurasian Resources Group

Reality in the business world means there is money spent and money invested. Without Chinese financing, we wouldn't be building the size of the plant we are building and China wouldn't be receiving these strategic raw materials.

Benedikt Sobotka - Eurasian Resources Group

When the Soviet Union was dissolved in the early 90s, everyone (said) that Kazakhstan would struggle because it does not have access to the ocean, but it turned out that we didn't need to have an ocean because China was going to be the ocean of Kazakhstan.

Stefano Stefanini

The West is fighting among itself while competitors like China, Russia and Turkey are rising.

Nigel Stevenson

It is a major problem for some developers that have megaprojects overseas, as it appears they sell, and were intended to sell, mainly to Chinese investors rather than local buyers. Anecdotally it does seem much harder for Chinese buyers to transfer money offshore to pay for properties.

Kitty Zhu

I've lost confidence in this project and I don't want to pay any more. I told my salesman that I want a refund, but he just avoids me.

Shi Huichang

Xi did a great service for Buddhism. He showed respect. I'm not sure he was a believer but he respected it. He knew more about it than most people.

Li Keqiang

The aim of maintaining stable growth is primarily to ensure employment and promote the people's well being, and a growth rate of between 6.5% and 7% will allow for relatively full employment.

Qiang Liao - S&P Global

We expect the mega Chinese banks to report small earnings growth for 2016 on the back of significantly reduced pressures on their net interest margins and loan quality in the fourth quarter.

Shaquille O'Neal

So you mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It's not. The world is flat. The world is flat.

James Lewis

What drives a lot of the concern is that China is a military competitor. How do you deal with a military competitor playing in your most innovative market?

Kelvin Chen

There is a manager behind every property. We still need time to educate our users.

Jens Thraenhart

Chinese millennials are keen to have an authentic experience. They have photos that are way too fancy. The places are decorated with flowers, and some of them even hire models, some beautiful girls, for the photos.

David Wang

Now she is happy because every cent from the rent goes into her account.

Brian Chesky - Airbnb

Our mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. If we are going to achieve our mission of belonging anywhere, anywhere must include China, and anyone must include Chinese travelers.

Natasia Guo - Airbnb

He treated my place like a hotel. And the reason I say that is he started smoking in the room. I think he was using one of our bowls as an ashtray.

Ricardo Guadalupe - Hublot

The Americans don't have the same luxury watch culture, it's not like in China where people love mechanical watches.

Rodrigo Duterte

You go there in the pretence of challenging them? One single solitary shot, it could lead to an explosion and it could lead to a war and it will be a slaughter. Why did you not reprimand them? Why did you not send five aircraft carriers? And you had to wait for the problem to ripen to an international issue involving, this time, so many countries. You could have cut the problem in the bud had you taken a decisive action. I decided to change a little bit our foreign policy. Why is it that we are too far from trade and commerce with China? They said we are Americans. Said who? - China.

Rodrigo Duterte

I went to China, (and said) 'I don't like Americans, we're the same. I came to shake your hand and if I can have participation in trade and commerce. Even if I like to claim it all, I have no capital, even the rigs and everything, we cannot afford it. We cannot stop them because they are building it with their mind fixed that they own the place. China will go to war. People want me to jet ski. These fools believed me.

Jim Cramer

GM moved into China very aggressively. Ford has not. If you want to sell all these stocks off Ford, then I will tell you that I'm not a huge fan of GM but I would buy it.

Shawn Shieh

Even if (RED) were to register or submit documents for temporary activities, it's not clear whether it could do what it's doing with Apple, which could be interpreted as 'fund-raising.

Kent Calder

Since 2008 (the global financial crisis), the question for the world economy has been who will serve as key stabilizer for the world economy. The U.S. is in nominal terms is still the largest economy in the world, it has some deep underlying strengths … at the same time there's no question that the economic power and geopolitical influence of China has risen sharply in the last decade. We are in an important transition in world history as well as transition in global political history.

Kent Calder

Globalization produces winners and losers; there is no question about that.

Jane Golley

Defense hawks essentially see Belt and Road as a containment strategy by China to keep the U.S. out of the region.

Kenneth Chan Ka-lok

The Hong Kong government has its right to take legal action, but when the diplomatic row has been cordially solved, the incident should have ended in another way.

Ja Ian Chong

It lends the incident an air of being a technical issue that permits a side-stepping of any diplomatic differences. I do not think individuals should be scapegoats for a diplomatic incident, although I appreciate that the sacrificing of individuals is an unfortunate possibility when it comes to politics.

Matthew Wong

The big picture will remain the same. Beijing has matters firmly in hand and there's little Hong Kong people can do to change that.

Lam Ho-wai

I don't see the point in even holding an election, the whole thing has already been decided by China.

Michael Tien

It's important to China to have a chief executive who could somehow draw the younger generation closer to the central government. I believe John Tsang will be much more effective in dealing with the youth problem compared to Carrie Lam, and I'm surprised and disappointed that the central government feels it's not that important.

Jin Liqun - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

I am very proud that AIIB now has members from almost every continent. We anticipate further applications being considered by our Board of Governors later this year.

Sun Jiwen

We hope responsible departments in both countries can further collaborate to prevent and deal with possible issues in the meat trade.

Sun Jiwen

China has promptly adopted temporary measures and suspended Brazilian meat imports.

Francis Gurry - World Intellectual Property Organization

China-based filers are behind much of the growth in international patent and trademark filings, making great strides in internationalizing their businesses as the country continues its journey from 'made in China' to 'created in Chin'.

Lee Geum-hee

We just want one thing – for the ship to be pulled up so that we can take our children home.

Rene Fasel - International Olympic Committee

If the NHL doesn't come to Korea, they can't just go to China. Negotiations will be much different.

Xi Jinping

China appreciates Israel's continuing to take the 'two state proposal' as the basis for handling the Israel-Palestine issue.

Brendan Ahern

Chinese Treasurys certainly offer a premium to say, developed market sovereigns, with a very stable currency. China's currency has actually been less volatile than the euro, yen and pound.

Donald J. Trump

North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!

Susan E. Rice

Is Russia certain we will defend every NATO ally at all costs? Does China think we want a trade war or stable economic relations? Does Kim Jong Un fear we may use force pre-emptively to counter his nuclear and missile capabilities? The United States' words matter.

Charles Jose

We have sought clarification from China on reported plans on Scarborough Shoal. We should maintain the civilian nature so as not to escalate tensions.

Zaw Htay

We appreciated this action. Stability and peace in border area is common interest for both sides. (It was a) very positive move from China.

Paul Haenle

I tend to think this is more to do with the fact that U.S. policy is so disorganized right now.

Mary Beth Polley

As part of our regular discussions with the Chinese, we raise our serious concerns over China's human rights record, including raising individual cases of people in China who have been harassed, detained without trial and allegedly tortured. As Secretary Tillerson has stated, the American people's commitment to human rights and championing of people the world over is embedded in all we do.

Hua Chunying

China is always opposed to the efforts of any country to disrupt the normal case handling by Chinese judicial authorities at the excuse of human rights. You mentioned this expression of opinions by 11 missions in China. I believe this in itself is violating the spirit of rule of law. All sovereign states enjoy the independence of judicial affairs, and no country has the right to interfere with the independence of their judicial affairs. China has repeatedly expressed that China is a country under the rule of law and everyone stands equal in front of the law, and no one can rise beyond the law.

Marco Rubio

For 1st time in a long time @StateDept #humanrights report will not be presented by Secretary of State. I hope they reconsider.

Sophie Richardson - Human Rights Watch

This March it appears the U.S. is declining that kind of cooperation on an issue that it is already taken a strong position on.

Santitarn Sathirathai - Credit Suisse Group

Stronger-than-expected export numbers have provided quite a relief for those economies, at least more than they have for China or India which are more domestically oriented.

Antonio Fatas

Optimism about the U.S. economy, lack of immediate crisis in China, lack of bad news in Europe ... have reduced some of the immediate risks. The same confidence in the U.S. is met by many respondents worried about Trump policies.

Douglas Feagin - Ant Financial Services Group

There are a lot of bad actors out there who try to take advantage of these accounts so we've built a pretty good system at detecting those early and then enabling ourselves and our partners to stop transactions.

Diego Costa

In life, everything can happen, and I do not close the door to anything. Right now I'm good at Chelsea, I have two years left. I intend to fulfil my contract but you never know. It is not impossible to refuse it because there are things to value. Everything must be thought. I do not discard anything. If they come with something for Chelsea and the club tells me to leave ... I can go to China or another side.

Benjamin Sporton

Yes, China, is reducing the number of coal-stations but not because it's transitioning away from coal, instead the new dynamics is a signal of a more developed economy. Contrary to the picture being portrayed by certain quarters, China's climate pledge suggests that coal will continue to be central to its energy solutions albeit through efficiencies including the use of new coal technologies.

Nicole Ghio - Sierra Club

Markets are demanding clean energy, and no amount of rhetoric from Donald Trump will be able to stop the fall of coal in the US and across the globe.

Paul Massara

The decline in new coal plants in Asian countries is truly dramatic, and shows how a perfect storm of factors are simply making coal a bad investment.

Benjamin Sporton

China has been a remarkable example of the role that affordable coal can play in improving access to energy and supporting economic development – the country has achieved universal energy access so has no need for a new coal station being built every week. Yes, China, is reducing the number of coal-stations but not because it's transitioning away from coal, instead the new dynamics is a signal of a more developed economy.

Debra Tan

While it's important to have public outreach, the majority of water use is in agriculture and industry. If you're really going to make any difference, these sectors must move [to lower water consumption]. It's down to corporate responsibility and the government.

Liu Bailin

Shorter showers could work. And as for drinking less coffee than tea … I don't actually drink either.

Mina Guli

Because of the one-child policy [scrapped in 2015, but in place when Thirst's students were born] it's a unique culture. Young people have a great ability to influence their parents and companies, because all the companies are now looking to China. It's a unique group of people. There is a perception that China is a polluter, that China doesn't care ... But the reality is far from that. Young people do care about the environment. By talking about it we can create a whole consumer economy that values water sustainability.

Xi Jinping

Water conservation is the fundamental way to solve our water problems. Education of citizens about China's water crisis combined with strong environmental governance is conducive to a society focused on water conservation.

Qian Xiaohua

We wouldn't have been able to do this if China wasn't tackling overcapacity in its steel and iron industries. So the timing is right.

Qian Xiaohua

But it's going to be extremely tough to really make this work.

Ken Wilcox

In all three cases they said they had a mandate from Beijing, and they had no idea what they wanted to buy. It was just any and all tech.

Yuquan Wang

We strive to get a portion of research and development moved back to China so that we can avoid China being only a low-end manufacturer.

Gao Yong

The trend is moving in the wrong direction in terms of the product being approved in the past few years.

Marcel Thieliant - Capital Economics

A large jump in exports in February resulted in the highest trade surplus since 2010. The upshot is that net trade should have continued to support growth this quarter.

Charles Jose

We have sought clarification from China on reported plans on Scarborough Shoal.

Charles Jose

We should maintain the civilian nature so as not to escalate tensions.

Hua Chunying

China places great importance on the preservation of the South China Sea's ocean ecology, this is certain. According to the relevant bodies in China, the reports you mention that touch upon building environmental monitoring stations on Scarborough Shoal are mistaken, these things are not true. With regards to Scarborough Shoal, China's position is consistent and clear. We place great importance on China-Philippines relations.

Luis Boudens

Federal agents have taken down a mafia of businessmen that bribed inspectors ... and politicians to obtain certification to sell meat without any inspections.

Luis Eduardo Rangel

We are confident there are no public health risks associated with Brazilian meat. We will present this letter to them today with our assurances and, once we have, we expect that import restrictions will be lifted.

Hua Chunying

China is concerned by the quality problems of some meat products in Brazil. We hope that the Brazilian side will conduct a thorough investigation of the case ... and take more stringent measures to ensure safe and reliable food exports to China.

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK. We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece.

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the US Secretary of State to Japan, South Korea and China..we, of course, are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference.

Marcel Thieliant - Capital Economics

The upshot is that net trade should have continued to support growth this quarter.

Trevor Edwards - Nike

In China, the opportunity [in running] is massive ... Nike and China have a long history together.

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece.

Peter Kwong

They are advertising all over the place, with billboards in Chinese cities advertising green cards in exchange for U.S. investment.

Jeanette Colegrove - Brown Harris Stevens

You could purchase an income-producing property in a middle-class Brooklyn neighborhood like Bed-Stuy and see a 7 or 8 percent rate of return on a monthly basis from your rent rolls. He's not simply spending his own money. There are multiple people pooling money together to make it happen: family, friends, business partners.

Benjamin Eckersley - Rhodium Group

The appetite of Chinese firms and individuals to invest in advanced economy real estate is far from sated.

Hua Chunying

China is concerned by the quality problems of some meat products in Brazil. We hope that the Brazilian side will conduct a thorough investigation of the case...and take more stringent measures to ensure safe and reliable food exports to China.

Shelleen Shum - eMarketer

In the immediate future, the only other potential rivals to Facebook and Google are the big 3 Chinese companies, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT), who are riding on a wave of rising disposable incomes and a growing tech savvy population in China. The BAT companies are expected to experience resilient digital and mobile ad revenue growth as they start to fully monetize their various advertising products.

Frank Bernhardt

In fact, we had two good chances to score. However, the draw is a good result for both teams. I hope the players will use this as motivation to perform better in the coming matches.

Frank Bernhardt

In the first half we played more defensively because they fielded good players. It was different in the second half as we gained control of the match, pressed more and went on the counter attack.

Li Shihong - China National Tourism Administration

Many people spend a lot of time dressing themselves, but they do not spare a second to flush the toilet. Toilet civilization has a long way to go in China.

Gu Chenghua

When people are not at home, a public toilet is an indispensable public facility. Through the public toilet, you can see the degree to which the city is developed and civilized. We need to ensure that people have a comfortable experience as they relieve themselves.

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

I think that kind of spooked [China] a little bit, and hence a couple of weeks later, we got capital controls on outbound investment.

Benjamin Quinlan - Securities Association of China

The government is turning up its nose at these firms. Unless there is an imperative reason to do this, [it's saying] keep the money onshore, stop draining the current account and pushing funds out of China.

James Sassoon

A big endorsement of Chinese investment after Brexit was the Hinkley point nuclear power station. I can't think there's any big Western country that would permit investment of that kind, and I think that's a great strength of the U.K. All I see from from the government and from British businesses is a global outlook, and that's two-way – welcoming further investments into the U.K. but also being even hungrier to invest in countries like China.

James Sassoon

They want to see people who are their friends in conjunction with great companies that have something to offer in this market either for consumers or in technology or in professional services. It's that combination. Chinais continuing to open up to foreign countries...It's a question of, not the direction of travel, but the speed of travel. Business people always want to go faster.

Deepender Rana

The brand power - which tests consumer inclination to select a given brand - of Chinese brands continues to grow and for the first time has started to surpass that of multinational rival brands. We expect this trend to accelerate in future years as Chinese companies realise they need to build differentiated brands to command a premium in a competitive market, where penetration-led growth is plateauing off in many categories.

Simon Baptist

We're expecting, over the course of this year, the rupee, the yen and the euro to all have a fairly good year. That's going to up the cost of living in those cities. On the other hand, currencies we think are going to struggle – including those in Brazil, South Africa, (South) Korea, Indonesia and China – those places we expect the cost of living is going to come down.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.

Xi Jinping

You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this.

Lawrie McKinna

We are not going to get one of their strongest players, more so players 12-16 in that first-team squad. We would look to get them on loan and then try to sell them on to China. If they don't get into China, they go home to Audax. Next January, we will look at the potential to get a player from there.

Mark Machin - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

The ecosystem around these large companies is part of the secret source of innovation in this country...China's been very thoughtful about creating the ingredients of innovation, which is creating more opportunities for all types of companies, whether it's e-commerce or others, to bloom. It now takes very little money to develop a company given the amount of cloud computing capacity...you can get a company some market for very little money, very very quickly and have a very disruptive impact.

Mark Machin - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

China is now by many measures the third-biggest bond market in the world at around $7 trillion, so allowing that to be more accessible to capital is yet another aspect of making this a more investable place. We're value investors and we're super long term. We like to say a quarter for us is 25 years, not three months. We don't necessarily need our money back for immediate use, so I think we're seen as relatively friendly capital, and therefore our access is reasonably good here.

Mike Cherry

Small firms trade with countries based on ease, cost and value and any future trade deal must deliver on these key aspects both with the EU single market and non-EU markets. The top non-EU countries of choice for trade deals include the US and China. However, the reality is that the EU single market is still a crucial market for smaller firms and cannot be undervalued. Compared to larger companies, small businesses typically work to tighter margins with limited resources, meaning changes to the trading landscape will hit them disproportionately hard.

Luis Boudens

"Federal agents have taken down a mafia of businessmen that bribed inspectors ... and politicians to obtain certification to sell meat without any inspections,"

Choe Myong Nam

I think this is stemming from the visit by the secretary of state [Rex Tillerson] to Japan, South Korea and China … We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK. We strengthen our national defence capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece.

Xi Jinping

We have always believed, as we discussed on my previous visit, that Israel can be a partner, a junior partner, but a perfect partner for China in the development of a variety of technologies that change the way we live, how long we live, how healthy we live, the water we drink, the food we eat, the milk that we drink – in every area.

Wade Shepard

Now it is a national-level project so that means it will be successful. There is no other option. It's too big to fail.

Zhang Yongshuai

The biggest problem is that there aren't any people. But I think they will come. If there were no people here then it would all have been a big waste, wouldn't it?

Xu Dawu

It's like we have built the house but the furniture hasn't arrived yet.

Wade Shepard

It was kind of a free for all. Government officials were basically told to go out and increase GDP to comply with this national urbanisation movement, and pretty much every level of government had the authority to build new cities. So they went out and they built and they built and they built. It's all these huge, massive buildings and everything that you would attribute to a city: malls, banks and government offices. But there are no people. It's kind of like you are in a dream or this twilight zone episode where you suddenly wake up and everyone else is gone and you are last man on earth.

Wade Shepard

When they were just being built it was otherworldly. You are walking through these massive new cities – some of them the size of Manhattan or even bigger – and you can't really believe what you are seeing.

Wade Shepard

People are buying property and moving in. As improbable as it sounds, it's kind of coming to life. The place is almost like a mirage out in the middle of the desert. You see it glimmer on the horizon. You see it but you don't really believe it is there – and then all of a sudden you are in the middle of it. But the thing is these new cities are built on roughly 20-year timelines. So they say, Oh, it's 2003. By 2023 we will have 300,000 people living here or we'll have one million people living here.

Simon Baptist

We're expecting, over the course of this year, the rupee, the yen and the euro to all have a fairly good year. That's going to up the cost of living in those cities. On the other hand, currencies we think are going to struggle - including those in Brazil, South Africa, (South) Korea, Indonesia and China - those places we expect the cost of living is going to come down.

Stephanie Nadeau

It's kind of an affordable luxury. One of my customers said our lobsters are one of the cheapest things in the live tanks.

Maria Fonseca

It is an enormous waste. If I lived in the countryside, I'd start raising my own cows and chickens!

Maria Fonseca

My freezer at home is full of meat, and I don't know what to do. Should I eat it or just throw it all away?

Tom Harrison

The last time we went to market, we did not have international T20 as a product which was really packaged in a way that excited broadcasters. We've got the new T20 tournament, which is designed to grow the sport in this country. And that will excite broadcasters. It is exciting broadcasters. The advantages that being an Olympic sport bring to the desire to globalise cricket is an important one. If you want to talk about expansions into markets such as the US, China and America, it is going to be a lot easier if you are an Olympic sport.

Stephen Curry

I have visited China every year since 2013, and the fans there are incredibly supportive of me, the Warriors and the NBA. I'm excited about the opportunity to return to China, enjoy the country's culture, and bring the excitement of live NBA games directly to Chinese fans.

Antoine Griezmann

It is every player's dream to play for a big club like those two or for Bayern Munich. But I cannot see myself at Barca or Madrid at this stage, nor at any other club. I am happy where I am now. I have no intention of leaving Atletico, not for Paris Saint-Germain, not for China, not for MLS, not for Russia and not for any other destination. My future does not depend on Simeone. He could leave one day or I could leave. I called him ahead of this season to find out what his plans were, he told me he would stay and that felt good, so I also stayed.

Nick Gibb

In this country, textbooks simply do not match up to the best in the world, resulting in poorly designed resources, damaging and undermining good teaching.

Colin Hughes

To my knowledge this has never happened in history before–that textbooks created for students in China will be translated exactly as they have been developed and sold for use in British schools.

Michel Temer

The federal government wants to reiterate its confidence in the quality of our national product. This standard of excellence is that over time it has opened the doors of more than 150 countries, with permanent audit, monitoring and risk assessment.

Eumar Novacki

We will not tolerate deviations and acts of corruption. We are taking aggressive measures against servers and companies and sharing information with the Federal Police and the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Timothy Arcuri - Cowen And Company

Field work for both near-term iPhone 7/7+ supply and early read on iPhone new model builds support our long-held view that Street ests remain WAY TOO LOW for C2H:17 and C2018 as an aging base (esp in China) forms a powder keg for this launch.

Gao Hucheng

We are willing to deal with it properly, but we are not afraid. Once the U.S. side take certain measures, we will evaluate and analyze such measures, and take actions when necessary.

Peng Sheng-chu

We should seek the greatest advantage in the interaction between the United States and China, to reduce the possibility of Communist China guiding and manipulating the U.S.-China-Taiwan relationship. But we do not rule out the possibility.

Hua Chunying

We hope the U.S. fully recognizes the high sensitivity and serious harmfulness of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.

Andrew Liveris

Behind every statement there's a body of work that has to happen. I would say very important to the U.S. government is job creation in the manufacturing base of America. And if you look at the raw data, America has lost that battle the last three decades. It wants to regain footing. So what the issue is isn't really China-centric. The issue really is U.S.-centric. How do I rekindle manufacturing in the United States? Not by taking it away from somewhere, but rekindling it in the United States.

Donald Guloien - Manulife Financial

We have investment products that are manufactured around the world, allowing people access to global investment opportunities, and we'll be able to sell them to qualified institutional investors here in China. The structural reforms that are being undertaken are reducing leverage or reducing overcapacity in a variety of industries and, I think, are going to minimize the risk of a hard landing.

John Zhao

In the long run, as I said, you know everybody has benefited from previous globalizations and we just need to figure out what's the better version of it. Very seriously. My view is that China and the U.S. relationship will not sour because there is too much interdependence building already. There are issues: The two countries represent a different political system, different history, heritage, people in terms of culture are also very different. But we've been very successful ... working out the differences and finding common ground. Why not this time?

John Zhao

If you listen to President Xi [Jinping], he made a remarkable speech at Davos and he is advocating globalization, addressing some of the problems past globalizations had cost. And if you listen to that blueprint, it's all about more trade, more globalization. Immediately it has some setbacks: When the money doesn't flow, the deal stops. I think a lot of these adjustments are really meant for better development. But then, as a tactician you need to be aware of that, so the money flow restriction has had an impact to the deals and things have slowed down, and we'll just see what happens.

Dave Cousens

We've opened new markets in Asia, which is booming. Everything is clicking now.

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

I think it does not really represent a shift (in how Saudi businesses approach China), but it brings it to the next level of strategic collaborations between – you know Saudi Arabia and China – and specifically SABIC and Sinopec. I think we would like to capture that to be part of this growth in China. And at the same time, Sinopec has also found SABIC is a very good gateway to go into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of investment and opportunity.

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

Of course the higher is better for us, but we need to have a stable crude oil price because – not only for us in terms of input for cost – but also for the output and for our customers.

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan

They have been very clear that they want to improve the business environments in Saudi Arabia. They want to open up for serious business to come, they are changing their regulations, they are bringing more incentive programs, they have been more strong on governance and transparency. And I think this will attract a lot of people to take an opportunity, to take this really 2030 vision and really grow with it as well. I think there are so many opportunities that I would not be surprised seeing more Chinese companies coming to the kingdom.

Max Baucus

If the Peninsula becomes unstable and (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-un goes, South Korea will take control and become another country on China's doorstep under U.S. influence. China wants to maintain the status quo for as long they can, until they're forced not to. That's the opportunity that we, the U.S., have, to show that they cannot maintain that status quo much longer. Only the U.S. can lead here. South Korea can't figure out a solution – they're too small – and Japan's not in a good position. China doesn't want to, so it's up to us.

Martin Sorrell

I think focused strategies around very strict product groups are the way to go, not the diversified conglomerate strategy, which seems to be driven more by trying to diversify assets outside of China and obviously invest abroad. So exhaust all the opportunities in China first, then you have to start looking at whether you go for the bigger markets, obviously like the U.S. or Western Europe, or you start to pick up some of the smaller markets that are contiguous to China, in the context of Asia Pacific, particularly given the Belt and Road (strategy).

Martin Sorrell

A lot of Chinese companies now are expanding abroad. Huawei is a very strong example of that, Lenovo is another. These are all companies that are building businesses abroad and you see two different strategies – one, a very diversified (strategy) like a Fosun or a Wanda, which probably is lacking a bit of focus.

Martin Sorrell

In fact, this year for the first time, in our survey of the 100 top brands here in China, I think the fifth time we've done it, ... we've seen Chinese brands eclipse some of the foreign MNCs.

Yang Xiaodu

One group wants to find patrons and aims to get an advantage in the market. The other group hopes, after obtaining wealth, to seek political power. This is dangerous.

Chen Daoyin

Power has been captured by money and officials will use funds from businessmen to elevate their position with the government.

Hu Wei

The anticorruption campaign can only address symptoms and the government should also look at the root causes of the problem.

Gary Ge Yongchang

The accelerated IPO pace in China heightened our hopes for a share sale at home. When people go shopping, value for money is always their goal since they want to find the best products at the lowest prices. We aim to expand our businesses to better tap the vast consumer market. Our role in the e-commerce sector is to provide accurate marketing for retailers seeking to reach their target customers and help customers find the best products. We have the technology that makes us well received by both buyers and sellers.

Lei Hongyong

Our wish is very simple. We don't want things like this to happen in our country again. The safety and assistance systems must be improved, and we hope that the country will do a better job.

Hua Chunying

China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut. We hope the US side fully recognizes the high sensitivity and serious harmfulness of its sales to Taiwan.

Ariel Gavilan - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

We also take a look at the competitive landscape – i.e. what are the prices of the vehicles we compete against – before determining our pricing strategy.

Yale Zhang

Those large local suppliers are willing to invest in the U.S. It won't be a major issue for those large, local suppliers. They are willing to do that.

Bill Russo

This acts as a powerful motivation, especially for mass-market brands, to localize their products in China.

Guo Degang

Just with facial expressions and gestures we seemed to understand each other. It was really an interesting experience, which proves that comedy can cross boundaries.

Oliver Baete - Allianz

The interesting thing is it's not because people are nice. People are rational and intelligent: They need. As China is moving to an economy that more and more depends on global trade in an active role – not just as an exporter of pieces, but of goods and services – and as they go into other countries, it gets a lot more dangerous because the country doesn't have the experience and how to operate in different cultures and other environments.

Oliver Baete - Allianz

This market is really, really exciting because not just is the economy growing still 6.5 percent - 7 percent, the insurance industry is just starting. Despite the fact that it has been growing very very strongly and even in some provinces you had 200 billion in premia, it's going to grow double digits and it's going to grow faster as people amass enough wealth to start now to protect it.

Oliver Baete - Allianz

The issue is that we have some special effects in the last few years: People were very nervous about the stock market crash at the beginning of last year, so you had some special effects. We are looking more for longer-term developments and it's likely to grow double digits for the foreseeable future. We might not have sort of the 16 (percent) growth – might be more moderate. We are here for the long run. Allianz has been around for a hundred and twenty seven years so we are waiting for when the time is right, we feel the opportunity is just beginning for us.

Oliver Baete - Allianz

As they move forward they need partners because, when the dragon shows up in a small country or vis a vis a small company they want to invest in, people get scared. And I think they will look to partners to help them on that journey, while we, in other parts of the world are trying to blame globalization for problems that have nothing to do with globalization. They're just due to bad management.

Oliver Baete - Allianz

The Netherlands has been positive, France is positive, people will get the stamina back and then even invest more strongly in our share, which is up 35 percent since May of 2015. So, maybe it's the last opportunity to get a good deal.

Ian Rush

I know he had loads of offers, including going to China and managing MK Dons. He was right not to rush any decision and analyse what he really wanted. He will have a year or two in the academy and then stepping into management will be his next ambition. I think Jurgen Klopp has done well to welcome him back, get him coaching in the academy. It means he isn't being flung in at the deep end of coaching or managing, which would have been the case at MK Dons.

Xi Jinping

You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this. We both believe that China-U.S. cooperation henceforth is the direction we are both striving for. We are both expecting a new era for constructive development. The joint interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

They never invited us for dinner, then at the last minute they realized that optically it wasn't playing very well in public for them, so they put out a statement that we didn't have dinner because I was tired.

Zhang Peihong

It would have been better if he'd talked about it, as these are universal values. He must have had his reasons.

Long Guoqiang

After the global financial crisis, we found that many countries had adopted some kind of trade protection measure, and China, as the biggest trading country, saw most of the protectionism against China. So we don't like protectionism. Traditionally, such kind of (protectionist) voices are popular in countries with weak competitiveness. But you know, because of the internet, the communication has changed a lot. If you compared China with other countries, I think we are very ambitious to further promote trade and investments liberalization.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

And he looks forward to enhancing that understanding in the opportunity for a visit in the future. We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened, strengthening of the ties between China and the United States and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

We know that through further dialogue, we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthening of ties between China and the United States, and set the tone for our future relationship for cooperation.

Xi Jinping

You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this. We both believe that China-U.S. cooperation henceforth is the direction we are both striving for. We are both expecting a new era for constructive development.

Li Daokui

Chinatries to watch what kind of policies President Trump can implement, rather than what he promised. The most important objective is to build chemistry, to meet the person, shake hands…rather than going through the various kinds of channels like tweets, the internet or the media.

Zhang Gaoli

China is willing to work with other countries to oppose various forms of trade and investment protectionism. We should unwaveringly push forward economic globalisation … we cannot stop our footsteps because of temporary difficulties. The world economy is in a deep adjustment, growth is weak and trade protectionism is rising.

Ji Wonik

But I didn't tell my parents because they might feel terrible, too. I hope the government could quickly come up with diplomatic measures.

Ahn Hee-won

Anti-Korean sentiment is running high in China due to the THAAD issue. Given the local political and economic situation, we asked schools to visit domestic destinations instead of going overseas.

Xi Jinping

The joint interests of China and the US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both.

Shi Yinhong

Tillerson will repeat many times this is no threat to China, but Xi won't believe it. Maybe Xi will broaden the punishment against North Korea somewhat, at the cost of further damaging relations with North Korea. We have punished North Korea many times, and Kim Jong-un hates China more and more. Maybe China will take some small steps to shut down a few trading companies, but not all.

David Albright

Until today, North Korea has been able to advance its nuclear programs by buying in China, having little fear of having controlled or uncontrolled nuclear related goods stopped prior to reaching North Korea. One hopes the Trump administration will succeed in pressing China to take the types of enforcement steps against commodity trafficking taken years ago in the West.

Wang Dong

It can help remove uncertain factors caused by Mr Trump's remarks after he took the office.

Wang Yi

We have in-depth discussions on arranging a recent meeting between two presidents and starting relevant preparations.

Xi Jinping

We both believe that China-US cooperation henceforth is the direction we are both striving for. We are both expecting a new era for constructive development.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

He looks forward to enhancing that understanding in the opportunity for a visit in the future. We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened, strengthening of the ties between China and the United States and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.

Tim Cook - Apple

I think the worst thing would be to–because it didn't help everyone–is to say it's bad and do less of that. I think the reality is you can see that countries in the world … that isolate themselves, it's not good for their people. We think that an individual should own their data and should be able to control their data.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

There is a question perhaps even in the minds of the Chinese: How will the American people, the Chinese people, live with each other in this world for the next half century?

Wang Yi

No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement. We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a coolheaded and comprehensive fashion and arrive at a wise decision.

Wang Yi

No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

We share a common view and a sense that tensions on the rise on the peninsula are quite high right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level, and we have committed ourselves to doing everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out.

Tim Cook - Apple

I think it's important that China continues to open itself and widens the door if you will. The reality is countries that are closed, that isolate themselves, it's not good for their people.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

We share a common view and a sense that tensions on the peninsula are quite high right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level, and we've committed ourselves to doing everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out.

Wang Yi

No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement. Neither of us are ready to give up the hope for peace.

Wolfgang Schäuble

It's not true we are not agreed. It's completely clear we are not for protectionism. But it wasn't clear what one or another meant by that.

Charlene Barshefsky

I have never believed in tit-for-tat reciprocity. This sounds to me like a crude mechanism that often leads to unintended consequences.

Henry Paulson - U.S Treasury

Both countries benefit from the $600 billion trading relationship, but there's no doubt that the deficit has widened, that there is a strong feeling in the U.S. that it's out of balance. There are some very tough issues, we have some very significant differences ... To keep that relationship stable and on an even keel will be very important for business.

Charlene Barshefsky

The best option is for China to renew its commitment to open markets and to put that into practice with respect to its own market.

Wang Yi

We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a coolheaded and comprehensive fashion, and arrive at a wise decision.

Donald J. Trump

North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help! Conditions must change before there are any scope for talks to resume, whether they are five party or six party.

Paul Haenle

China's first priority to date has not been denuclearisation, but rather stability. China wants to maintain its buffer between US-allied South Korea and its own border, so it is willing to tolerate North Korea provocations and even the advancement of its nuclear programme. The US is increasingly unwilling to tolerate a more dangerous, capable and threatening North Korea. The US views China's ability to put stronger pressure on North Korea as one of the only ways to get Kim Jong-un back to the negotiating table for talks on denuclearisation.

Paul Haenle

No American president can tolerate the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea able to range the continental United States.

Jean-Sébastien Jacques

It's going to be interesting to see what will happen as we get into summer months – are they going to restart some of this capacity. Depending on this decision, it may have an impact on the iron ore prices. They will shut down the smaller, less-efficient, more-polluting blast furnaces, but at the same time they will refocus all their production on the newest, largest blast furnaces.

Wang Yi

The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light and apply the brakes on both trains.

Wolfgang Schäuble

It's not true we are not agreed. It's completely clear we are not for protectionism. But it wasn't clear what one or another meant by that. At some meetings you cannot reach all that you want to achieve. But that is something we can live with.

Orville Schell

I think it actually has the potential to be quite a game-changing moment. The place I would look for some big breakthrough would, strangely, be on Korea.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

The tremendous and important efforts that China has made are visible to all.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

I think we share a common view and a sense that tensions on the peninsular are quite high right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level. And we have committed ourselves to doing everything we can to prevent any kind of conflict from breaking out.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

The overall China-US relationship really needs better clarity that can only be achieved by a meeting between our two leaders – a face-to-face meeting.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

Our two countries should have a positive trade relationship that is fair and pays dividends both ways – and we will be working on that going forward.

Li Keqiang

We are fully aware of potential risks and will take prompt and targeted action.

Wang Dong

There has been a narrative in the West suggesting that China holds the key to the North Korea nuclear issue. That is a misguided statement.

Hua Chunying

As a close neighbor of the peninsula, China has even more reason than any other country to care about the situation.

Hua Chunying

I think the proposal put forward by individual senators shows their arrogance and ignorance.

Hua Chunying

"As a close neighbour of the peninsula, China has even more reason than any other country to care about the situation,"

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended.

Jon Wolfsthal

The Trump administration has taken a very different approach, which is to be more confrontational with China, undermining their certainty in the one-China policy …. Their [the Trump administration's] efforts to stress military policy are going to be less well received in Beijing, whom everyone recognizes as being critical to solving this problem.

Abraham Denmark

Trump is facing a different region than did Obama. China is more powerful and more assertive, Japan is more strategically active, and the region is more economically and diplomatically integrated.

Dan Nathan

If you go all the way back to 2012, we're getting to some levels here [that could climb back to those 2012 highs in FXI, suggesting] there's some room to run in this thing.

Muaz Khalouf

Chinese companies provide various equipment to Syria. China is the country that has offered the most help for Syria's industrial development. It is restarting Syria's industry so that the country will develop once again.

Abdul Al-Moudy

We have been importing raw materials and machines from China for nearly seven years, because of the European sanctions imposed on Syria.

Zhai Wenjun

We set up a factory in Ningdong Forest Park in Shaanxi province and compress air directly into the bottle. Consumers will feel like they are breathing in the forest. As the price is a bit high, we suggest customers use it little by little.

Gary Ross

THAAD is a purely defensive system designed to counter short- and medium-range regional ballistic missiles. It will not undermine China's or Russia's strategic deterrent.

Richard Weitz

China has already engaged in one of its most assertive influence campaigns in recent history to prevent the THAAD deployment, encompassing threatening leadership speeches, alarming media commentary, and most recently coercive economic pressure that has included government-sanctioned trade boycotts.

Richard Painter

If we get into a big spat with China, it is obviously going to have an effect on that bank economically. There is no way you should be a senior adviser on economic or military policy, and have a big stake in a Chinese bank. That's an invitation for trouble.

Kim Ki-jung

The basic assumption is that we are going to maintain the success of our bilateral alliance. We are going to keep it ... as long as we admit that South Korea is not the 51st state of the United States. We are an independent country, we have our own national interest, and we should have our own foreign policy strategy.

Kim Ki-jung

We are going to keep it ... as long as we admit that South Korea is not the 51st state of the United States. We are an independent country, we have our own national interest, and we should have our own foreign policy strategy.

Kim Ki-jung

The basic assumption is that we are going to maintain the success of our bilateral alliance.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table. We believe these actions are unnecessary and troubling. We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone. So we hope China will alter its position on punishing South Korea. We hope they will work with us to eliminate the reason THAAD is required.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

20 years of talks with North Korea have brought us to where we are today. It's important that the leadership of North Korea realize that their current pathway of nuclear weapons and escalating threats will not lead to their objective of security and economic development. That pathway can only be achieved by denuclearizing, giving up their weapons of mass destruction, and only then will we be prepared to engage with them in talks.

Sigmar Gabriel

If U.S. protectionism should lead to new chances opening up for Europe in the whole of Asia, we should seize the opportunity.

Cai Yufang

Korean dramas, and especially variety shows, are no longer being updated, so I can't watch any more. There are no links – it's a bit annoying, really. For a lot of young Chinese who like Korean culture, it's a real shame.

Kiki Yang

2015 was the blockbuster year for China, it was a record year of $72 billion, an increase of about 56 percent from 2014. So, nobody was expecting that kind of momentum to continue in 2016. But, if you look at the number of deals that happened in China last year, it went up by 16 percent versus 2015, so the market is still very, very attractive.

Kiki Yang

We're looking at a very strong start to the year. Internet and technology sectors are very hot across different countries in the region. So far what we have seen is, despite a lot of the macro uncertainties, the market is still going strong in private equity this year.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

In the face of this ever-escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required. Part of the purpose of my visit to the region is to exchange views on a new approach.

Enrique Razon - Bloomberry Resorts

You know, with more properties coming online, it should increase the size of the (Philippine) market. I think medium- to long-term, everybody's going to do great. Travel restrictions to the Philippines have been lifted by China after President Duterte's visit to China, so that's helped generally in tourism coming into the Philippines. It's a long game. Of course ... there's a lot of 'ifs' to that. If, if, if, you know. So we'll have to see.

Michael LaPlaca

Basketball is such a level game. It's a sport that crosses all languages, all boundaries. So it made sense for us to be able to start this program and to allow international students to be able to broadcast the games and also reach an audience out in China.

Stephan Haggard

This is what the U.S. should be doing, but finding it out ain't easy. I think that Commerce pretty much had a gun to ZTE's head.

Anthony Ruggiero

This is a good example of China acting to cut off North Korea's activities inside China when those actions threaten China's economic interests.

William J. Perry

We have sanctioned them a hundred times, and it didn't stop developing nuclear weapons. They seem to be prepared to suffer economic deprivation for the people so they can achieve the preservation of the regime, which they think that nuclear weapons is going to do for them.

Jessica Knight

Customs data indicates more than $8 billion in cross-border trade between China and North Korea since 2013, much of it in commodities like coal and steel.

Yang Xiyu

It wasn't easy, but it was the right way to push the issue to a solution. Such activities violate China's adherence to those orders. The United States should say: 'Let's extend our cooperation to implementation of the United Nations resolutions on sanctions.' They should say: 'Starting with the Hongxiang case, let's move forward.

Joseph M. DeThomas

North Korea has one of the smallest international trade profiles on earth. North Korea often has to end-run the entire financial system to move money. They do things the old-fashioned way: sending guys on airplanes with suitcases full of money. The next time you hear the claim of $2 billion annual earnings from the organized export of labor, remember not to believe everything you hear.

Dimitri Seluk

Some clubs have contacted me. Now we have three options. I don't speak about Yaya and China or the MLS. He will play in Europe. I have spoken with clubs in different countries – Italy and Spain. I said to Manchester City that we will start negotiations with other clubs about the future of Yaya. After that, if Manchester City want, they can start negotiations. If they don't want then we will find another club.

Xi Jinping

For a long time, China and Islamic countries have respected each other and had win-win cooperation, and have created a model of the peaceful coexistence of different cultures.

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

South Korean multinationals may decide to diversify their manufacturing supply chain and also production facilities to other Asian locations, in order to reduce their vulnerability to future Chinese economic measures. In Vietnam, South Korea has invested heavily in establishing electronics production facilities, and that trend is likely to accelerate following the recent Chinese economic measures against the country.

Warren Patterson - ING Bank

How long do these supply problems go on for? You're losing 150,000-200,000 tonnes of copper supply every month ... (and) in China, demand for copper concentrate remains strong.

Wang Jincang

Pigeon racing is essentially gambling. We are betting our time and fortune on the birds, similar to horse-betting.

Wang Jincang

I normally choose imported medicines, which are several times more expensive than some local brands.

Sun Qin

The successful start-up of AP1000 will boost industry morale ... and will be replicated along the coast as we've planned a series of both AP1000, and (Areva's) EPR reactors.

Rogier Creemers

When rules are broken and not rectified in time, you are entered in a list of 'people subject to enforcement for trust breaking' and you are denied access from things. Rules broken can lead to companies being unable to issue corporate bonds or individuals not being allowed to become company directors.

Rogier Creemers

China has huge problems with legal compliance so the regime conclusion was that since existing methods of generating compliance were not sufficient, they would step up their game with extra punishment. The system merely uses information the government already has on its citizens in a more coercive way.

Rogier Creemers

As far back as 2004, there was mention of some system to respond to the lack of compliance in the market economy. The market economy brings about particular pathologies, such as people not paying their bills, companies committing fraud or the sale of substandard products.

Blair Zhou

I think it's a great service … To generate a direct credit score can produce lots of value in different areas, like borrowing money on certain days interest free (and) applying for credit cards.

Forrest Zhang

From what has been outlined in the official sources, there is nothing more intrusive than what is commonly done in the West.

Xi Jinping

This visit will push forward and continue to improve the quality of our relations and bear new fruit.

Xiao Qian

We hope they will not. Because then it is not fair and that's not right. That's not the correct way of dealing with things.

Anna Fifield

China has instead put the ball in the U.S., with the foreign minister suggesting a deal whereby North Korea agrees to stop testing missiles and the United States and South Korea stop joint military exercises.

Timothy Arcuri - Cowen And Company

Most importantly, a bullish outlook for JBL's August Q is highly supportive of our long-held view that a super-cycle is brewing for this iPhone launch (especially in China).

James Feldkamp - Apple

Pretty much all the big corporations have their PR machines ready to jump into action because they've seen what happens when companies are not prepared.

Li Keqiang

We don't want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That wouldn't make our trade fairer.

Tim Cook - Apple

I sort of view India as where China was seven to 10 years ago from that point of view. I think there's a really great opportunity there.

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's hard for me to believe we are going to play on that field - if you can call it a field. In a very similar pitch in the summer in China, we and Manchester City decided not to play. But it looks like we have to play.

Alicia Garcia Herrero - Natixis

The timing says it all. China is no longer insulated from the Fed and, more generally, from international financial conditions.

Yang Zhao

The higher U.S. rates and tightening of U.S. monetary policy could trigger further capital outflows and have some negative impact on China's financial system. I think they want to stabilise the currency at this time.

Zhang Ming

President Xi Jinping and King Salman are old friends. Practical cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia has already made major achievements, and has huge potential.

Hua Chunying

If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China's sovereignty and security. ... then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures.

Yang Zhao

The higher U.S. rates and tightening of U.S. monetary policy could trigger further capital outflows and have some negative impact on China's financial system, . I think they want to stabilise the currency at this time.

Paul Gruenwald - S&P Global

Ten years ago, the case for Chinese currency manipulation was clear, with all the indicators flashing yellow or red. But if we fast-forward to the present, China comes out looking quite okay.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

Trilateral cooperation is critical in particular as we address North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

South Korean multinationals may decide to diversify their manufacturing supply chain and also production facilities to other Asian locations, in order to reduce their vulnerability to future Chinese economic measures.

Ronnarong Chewinsiriamnuai

That's an opportunity for Thailand to see its tourism active again as more Chinese visitors are coming.

Trinh Nguyen - Natixis

China will continue to be an important market for South Korea. That said, dependency comes at a great cost.

Ken Cheung - Mizuho Bank

The OMO yields hike should be supportive to the CNH side, no matter (whether) it is rate hike or not.

Hua Chunying

If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China's sovereignty and security... then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

North Korea and its people need not fear the United States or their neighbours in the region who seek only to live in peace with North Korea. With this in mind, the United States calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and refrain from any further provocation. We do believe they have a very important role to play. We will be having discussions with China as to other actions that they should be undertaking. Trilateral cooperation is critical in particular as we address North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles programme.

Yuhang Wang

When you look at haze reduction, it is not just about reducing emissions of air pollutants, it is also about reducing emissions of greenhouses gases from China and all the other countries in the world, so we can possibly slow down the rapidly changing Arctic climate.

Yuhang Wang

The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China. Emissions in China have been decreasing over the last four years, but the severe winter haze is not getting better. Mostly that's because of a very rapid change in the high polar regions where sea ice is decreasing and snowfall is increasing. This perturbation keeps cold air from getting into the eastern parts of China, where it would flush out the air pollution. And the winter of 2016-17 was nearly as bad.

John Slosar - Cathay Pacific

We expect the operating environment in 2017 to remain challenging. Strong competition from other airlines and the adverse effect of the strength of the Hong Kong dollar are expected to continue to put pressure on yield. The cargo market got off to a good start, but overcapacity is expected to persist. The goal is to become a more agile and competitive organisation in order to take advantage of changing market trends and customer preferences.

Li Keqiang

China's financial system is generally stable and there are no systemic risks. We still have a good reserve of policy options and instruments at our disposal.

Li Keqiang

We do not want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That would not make our trade fairer. Our hope on the Chinese side is that no matter what bumps this relationship hits, we hope it will continue to move forward in a positive direction ... We may have different statistical methods, but I believe whatever differences we may have we can all sit down and talk to each other and work together to find solutions. The Asia Pacific region is a common homeland for countries in the region. We don't want to see things like 'picking sides' based on a Cold War mentality.

Wang Qishan

Within the Party, the government, the army, the people, academics, and east, west, south, north, centre - the party leads everything.

Donald Robert Sadoway

I don't expect that these were wireless headphones. If they're both plugged in taking audio and a current, my suspicion is there was a malfunction in the electronics. When I looked at what was happening with Samsung, it seemed to me those phones were catching fire when they were plugged in and being charged. That means current into battery is driving some other reaction that ultimately leads to fire. When it functions properly it's fine, but when it malfunctions it's got all the ingredients for ignition and full-blown fire.

Donald Robert Sadoway

As Clint Eastwood said, the question you've got to ask yourself is: 'Do you feel lucky?

Li Keqiang

These are the risks we need to address on the external front. As for China, lack of development will represent biggest risk for the country. We need to take on the risks we are facing on the domestic front, specially on the financial sector. We are fully aware of the potential risks and take prompt targeted measures to prevent them from further spreading. China's financial system is generally stable and there is no systemic risk. We still have good reserve of policy options and instruments.

Victoria Coates

Taking the American press corps to Beijing has not over the course of 40 years, to my knowledge, particularly changed the conditions for Chinese media. It demonstrates solidarity, but it does not achieve anything.

Mark Toner

I'm just always wary of predicting exactly what will be on the agenda of any meeting, but I can guarantee that it is a concern. We recognize there are challenges there. Human rights is one of those challenges and freedom of the press is an essential part of that.

Rebecca MacKinnon

We're in a period where Chinese government pressure on journalists is as great as it's been since the 1980s, so having a secretary who raises the importance of a free press and the treatment of journalists is important. It's been a key part of our foreign policy for decades for Republicans and Democrats. If that changes or if the message is not conveyed … that sends a message not just to the world and the Chinese government, but also to Chinese journalists, human rights lawyers and activists.

Jeff Prescott

Media organizations that were having difficulties with visas sought assistance, and we were open to that because we always seek fair treatment for U.S. journalists working abroad. In-depth reporting is critical to how Americans understand developments in a place like China. The fact that journalists faced visa challenges at the time of a high-level visit presented an opportunity to highlight the issue and provided leverage to help address it.

Will Hurd

There's been debates about whether or not this administration will support pulling out of the Paris accords. A tweet is not policy, I always have to remind people. A lively debate is always good, but we need diplomatic tools in order to get China, and Russia, and India, some of the worst offenders, in line, and I think Secretary of State [Rex] Tillerson gets that and understands that.

James Feldkamp - Apple

The days that a big company would be completely caught with its pants down are largely past. Pretty much all the big corporations have their PR machines ready to jump into action because they've seen what happens when companies are not prepared.

Wei Wei

The period around 315 is certainly when everyone's bow strings get a bit more tense. If our client is really named on 315 then we have to take immediate action, you can't wait. The golden period for crisis response is the first three days, and you have to come up with a very clear response.

Li Keqiang

China "does not want to see any party compelled to take sides under the influence of a Cold War mentality. China-US relations have been going forward despite various twists and turns in recent decades, so I'm optimistic about the future of this relationship no matter who gets elected. The depreciation of the Chinese Yuan against the dollar is quite modest. China has no intention to devalue its currency to boost exports… [and] China has no intention to fight any trade war either. Almost every year I have heard a prediction of the Chinese economy having a hard landing.

Li Keqiang

Tensions may lead to conflict which will only bring harm to all the parties involved. So what we hope is that all the parties concerned will work together to de-escalate the situation, get issues back on the track of dialogue and work together to find proper solutions. It is just common sense that no one wants to see chaos on their doorstep.

Li Keqiang

Almost every year I have heard a prediction of the Chinese economy having a hard landing. But I believe that our economic performance in the past several years ... should suffice to put a full stop to such prophesies of a hard landing. As for the projected target of GDP growth this year at about 6.5 per cent, I have read some foreign media describing it as a move by the Chinese government for moderate downward adjustment of GDP growth. I should point out that 6.5 per cent growth is not low speed and will not be easy for us to meet.

Brendan M. Howe

The threat from North does not come from North Korean nukes, it comes from the Soviet-era artillery all along the DMZ (the 250-kilometer de-militarized zone that separates the South from the North). THAAD cannot defend against Soviet-era artillery. Really, it doesn't improve South Korea's security at all. Even if he decides that THAAD has to remain, maybe there is a way he can allay Chinese fears over the radar penetration. It's going to be a very difficult negotiation but I think that is the only way forward.

Li Keqiang

Almost every year I have heard a prediction of the Chinese economy having a hard landing. But I believe that our economic performance in the past several years...should suffice to put a full stop to such prophesies of a hard landing. As for the projected target of GDP growth this year at about 6.5 percent, I have read some foreign media describing it as a move by the Chinese government for moderate downward adjustment of GDP growth. I should point out that 6.5 percent growth is not low speed and will not be easy for us to meet.

Li Keqiang

We do not want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That would not make our trade fairer, . Our hope on the Chinese side is that no matter what bumps this relationship hits, we hope it will continue to move forward in a positive direction, . We may have different statistical methods, but I believe whatever differences we may have we can all sit down and talk to each other and work together to find solutions.

Aleksandar Jovanovic

It had its good moments and its bad moments. If I didn't go then I wouldn't ever have gone just simply because of the new ruling in China. So I'm pleased I went when I did, to get more experience in Asia and putting it on my CV I think it's a good thing. It's still developing. They're bringing in these big name players, but I think the reliance on these three big players to carry the whole team is something I feel is not enough, you need the whole eleven players to be doing their job.

Jennifer Francis

Not all the impacts of a melting Arctic are bad – such as taking the edge off of winter cold snaps – but most of the effects will have a negative impact on the billions of people living in temperate regions.

Antonio Trillanes

While China's response to the Benham Rise issue is alarming, President Duterte's confusion over the maritime territories is also worrisome because he has big role to play.

Li Keqiang

We need to take very seriously the risks we are facing on the domestic front, especially in the financial sector ... We will take prompt and targeted measures to prevent them from further spreading.

Xiao Ming

In Japan, you just can't sit in the restaurant after the match and shout and chant your team's name crazily. It's just not how things are done there. But, in China, this isn't really an issue. Before, the Urawa lads didn't know much about Chinese football culture, so when they saw the Blue Devils going nuts, they thought it was great, and because we are ultras, maybe compared with other fans our connection with the game is deeper so we understand each other.

Xiao Ming

Chinese and Japanese people can socialise together no problem, because Japan has been influenced by Chinese culture to a large extent. Both have similar values, which is why the Blue Devils could get along with the Urawa fans so quickly in the beginning. In Shanghai we have a lot of foreign people living beside us so we come into contact with things from Europe or even the world quickly. Our open-mindedness is the most important thing to understand in all of this – take a look at Hongkou Stadium and you can see – we are way ahead of most other fans in the rest of China.

Xiao Ming

Do Manchester United fans support Manchester City in the Champions League against Bayern?

Li Keqiang

We don't want to see any trade war breaking out between the two countries. That wouldn't make our trade fairer. No matter what bumps the China-US relationship may run into, we hope this relationship will continue to move forward in a positive direction. I believe whatever differences we have, we can still sit down and talk to each other and work together to find solutions. We need to fasten our seat belts and prevent any acute outburst of financial risks and we will also make sure that we prevent any regional and systemic risks.

John Kerry

The president of the United States deployed some additional missile defense capacity precisely because of the threat of North Korea. And it is logical that if the threat of North Korea disappears because the peninsula denuclearizes, then obviously that threat no longer mandates that kind of posture.

Li Keqiang

We feel optimistic about the future of China-US relations because after several decades of growth, China and the United States now share extensive common interests. It's also true that there are some differences between the two countries over issues like jobs, exchange rate or security matters, but I believe it's important for both countries to uphold strategic interests, sit down to talk to each other, so that it enhances mutual understanding and trust.

Zhang Yuquan

Australia is a long term ally and follower of the US, while China is not.

Livia Wang

This is a safer way to do business in China and is very well appreciated in China too.

Livia Wang

Companies and brands need to be very proactive about how they do business in China otherwise it's very easy to become outdated. The market moves very quickly.

Zhang Jingyi

When the policy came out last year, all of us were worried that our business might be affected. But the policy is more talk than real action. Nothing has changed.

Genevieve Carrier

Many Australian e-commerce companies have had to change their business models completely.

Donald Guloien - Manulife Financial

This underlines Manulife's commitment to China and to the city of Shanghai by supporting its vision as a regional financial center. This also allows us to better fulfill our aspiration in serving Chinese investors to achieve their respective investment objectives.

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

This strength remains heavily reliant on rapid investment growth that will be difficult to sustain given clear signals that the fiscal and monetary policy stance will be less supportive this year.

Zhou Hao - Commerzbank

Today's data appeared to be mainly driven by infrastructure spending and a rebound in the real estate sector.

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

Today's data suggests that China's economy remained strong at the start of 2017. But this strength remains heavily reliant on rapid investment growth that will be difficult to sustain given clear signals that the fiscal and monetary policy stance will be less supportive this year. As such, we continue to anticipate a slowdown in economic activity in the coming quarters.

Marc Mani

The Chinese culture embraces plastic surgery as much as any. I've had Chinese patients come to me asking to look like celebrities. Ivanka Trump's face in particular appeals to the Chinese aesthetic because it's close to their ideal – large eyes; a heart-shaped face with a small, feminine chin and cheekbones that are high but not overly defined; and a nose that is small but with a stronger bridge as opposed to flat.

Marc Mani

Unless they are already close to that look and want a little refinement I won't do it. There are certain individuals from many cultures – including China – who would have a complete face transplant if it would make them more successful. To me that's a bit of denial of the soul and very sad. But the patients I have had from China are typically already very successful and just want to look younger or more beautiful.

Kaan Nazli

We are seeing much better growth from emerging markets - both external and a little bit domestic. It is at the fastest pace in nearly three years, driven chiefly by Brazil, Russia and China.

Ivan Gazidis

We have a fantastic following in China and the two games we are playing there this summer will be an exciting part of our build up for the new season.

Jim James

The Chinese love British goods, but Chinese consumers are discerning. Being British gives brands a head start in certain categories, but it does not guarantee winning the race.

Zhou Changqing - Dataquest

I have been to Marks and Spencer in London and you could tell they have a very stable market of middle class consumers in the UK which they know very well. But in China, they have focused too broadly on consumers at every social level, without really targeting anyone in particular. You just have to compare this to Ikea, who rapidly change their marketing strategy to meet their ideal market in China. Chinese people love Ikea . They spend a day out at their stores - and even have a sleep!

Deborah Kay Elms

The onus is on the current members, particularly Japan, to decide if they want to continue promoting the gold standard agreement or consign it to the dust bin.

Kumar Galhotra - Lincoln

The Lincoln product and ownership in China are resonating with Chinese customers even beyond our expectations. We are now taking Lincoln to the next level by building a new SUV in China to join a dynamic lineup of imported cars and SUVs.

Kumar Galhotra - Lincoln

The Lincoln product and ownership in China is resonating with Chinese customers even beyond our expectations. We are now taking Lincoln to the next level by building a new SUV in China to join a dynamic lineup of imported cars and SUVs.

Mary Beth Long

China has made the decision to support North Korea. We can see if China is willing to change that, but we can't have US policy held hostage to Chinese long-term and short-term decisions regarding North Korea.

Wang Hongguang

We will complete our deployment before THAAD begins operations. There is no need to wait for two months [before the election of the next South Korean president]. We already have such equipment in place. We just have to move it to the right spot.

Yun Sun

The Chinese actually tacitly and privately support the Kokang being included in the negotiations, but they can't say that.

Li Jianhua

What the Islamic State and extremists push is jihad, terror, violence. This is why we see Trump targeting Muslims in a travel ban. It doesn't matter whether anti-Muslim policy is in the interests of the U.S. or it promotes stability, it's about preventing religious extremism from seeping into all of American culture.

Apichart Chutrakul

(Rental) yield is quite high at 5-8 percent, which is attracting investors from Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. In a way, our property prices (in Thailand) are quite low compared to the rest of the region. They invest their spare cash so they get some returns and sometimes if they want to go on vacation, they can use it as a vacation home.

Yang Jun-seok

Moon has gone on record saying he's going to put friendlier relations with the North as a higher priority. He's gone as far saying he will visit China first in order to discuss North Korea strategies. We (South Korea) haven't tried a softer approach since Kim Jong-un came to power.

Wu Shimin

The roots of the Hui are in China. To discuss religious consciousness, we must first discuss Chinese consciousness. To discuss the feelings of minorities, we must first discuss the feelings of the Chinese people.

Peter Chang

Our model is very clear: we will become a global leasing platform, which means international, including non-Chinese and Chinese (activities). To a certain extent it has already started, and it is good for us as a long-term player. It could very well mean that it is an opportunity for us to place another order. We do not want to be aggressively big for the sake of it, but we are aggressive and we are going to grow.

Peter Chang

We are long-term players. Our investors don't have a six-year exit strategy. We are not going to sell up our aviation portfolio and start renting bicycles. We are going back to the old-fashioned way of working with airlines, rather than trading aircraft. We are more traditional in that sense. There are lots of reasons why there are so many lessors from China. They have limited capital investment alternatives, a similar reason why so many investors went overseas.

Peter Chang

We will be looking at $3 billion to $4 billion a year growth ... not to the point of being too risky, but we will have a basic skyline (sequence of deliveries) from manufacturers and we will have a healthy order book. And on top of it we will have a small budget for pop-ups, and that is flexible. Yes, in normal circumstances ... We can only digest so much and have to be diligent about that.

Peter Chang

I think that once the capital investment market is normal in China, when they have similar investment instruments to those abroad, then a lot of this money will leave aviation because they are not getting the yields.

Tang Limin

Our party secretary, mayor, vice-mayor have all visited One Belt One Road countries like Poland and the Czech Republic, even parts of the Russian Federation like Tatarstan. We have a lot of cooperation projects that come under One Belt One Road.

Chan Yung

We have people who can be 'super-connectors and super partners'. Hong Kong's youth are very open ... As long as they're willing to fork out 1-3 years to travel the One Belt One Road routes and stay in a country for 1-2 years, they can become experts.

Brock Silvers

Are these guys in over their heads? The answer to me is, in some cases, they seem to be.

Chen Baosheng

When we go and investigate at colleges and universities, attention levels at thought and political theory classes are not high. People are there in body but not in spirit. Why is this? The contents do not suit their needs. Perhaps mainly the formula is rather outdated, the tools are rather crude and the packaging is not that fashionable.

Gianni Onorato - MSC Cruises

Cruises are really for everyone. In the past they were associated with older people. In China, cruises are more accessible to the younger generation. And young people are paying for holidays for the older generation, too.

Miao Wei

We do not have any policies that discriminate against foreign investment in China. All our policies treat domestic and foreign companies in the same way.

Wu Riqiang

For China this is a very important point, because its missiles are limited in number to begin with.

Michael J. Green

I think this is what really worries them, because then what you have is the basis for a common interoperable system. I think it's more about the creation of a virtual collective security system.

Jaganath Sankaran

The Thaad radar simply cannot cover the entire or even a substantial part of the Chinese mainland.

Fiona S. Cunningham

China is probably confident in its ability to be able to retaliate, but given the size and sophistication of U.S. nuclear forces and the steady development of ballistic missile defenses, coupled with China's small nuclear arsenal, the margin for error is thin.

Jeffrey Lewis

China's leaders thought that the important thing was to master the technology. While the United States did fine calculations of the deterrence balance, Chinese leaders tended to think of deterrence like a checklist of achievements.

Jeffrey Lewis

I don't think that the Chinese and U.S. have, historically, experienced the kind of tit-for-tat modernization that we saw during the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The Chinese more or less modernized for their own reasons and according to their own ideas. I don't see the deployment of Thaad in South Korea as a significant improvement in the ability of the U.S. to monitor Chinese missile tests.

Wu Riqiang

What we worry about is the ability. It doesn't matter to us whether the United States says this is aimed at North Korea or China. If there's this ability, then China must worry.

Zhong Shan

A trade war would not benefit either country or either country's people, you could say it would have no advantage whatsoever. Many American and western friends think that China can't live without the United States but that's only half true. At the same time, the United States can't live without China. I am aware that Mr. Ross is an outstanding businessman and an experienced negotiator, an excellent person. I am willing to deal with excellent people because excellent people play the long game and think strategically.

Dietrich Wolf

Taking all products together the worldwide market for glaucoma is worth around €5 billion. In terms of patients, there are about 120 million people with glaucoma worldwide and a quarter of those are in China.

Chris Bake - Vitol

Global demand for gasoline and diesel will peak but you can't apply the macro picture to individual countries that have high growth prospects like Pakistan where the Chinese are investing tens of billions of dollars in the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor), so demand will grow compared with developed economies.

Allan von Mehren - Danske Bank

With China's softer stance of going to the negotiation table and (U.S. President Donald) Trump's rising impatience, North Korea is another area of conflict that bears close watching.

Allan von Mehren - Danske Bank

Any remarks made by Trump should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the combination of more hawkish security advisors in the U.S. administration and North Korea's progression in developing an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that could reach the US with a nuclear warhead points to a rising risk of a military confrontation.

Kim Kyoung

Today is just the beginning. South Korea developed very quickly, but now we have an opportunity to move slowly and help our democracy mature.

Kim Ki-jung

The United States is pushing us to the West unnecessarily, and China is shoving us to the East unnecessarily. They should not push us too much; part of the Korean DNA is resistance against big powers.

Arpiné Kocharyan - UBS

Some of the partnership push is also done to make sure that they understand right and better cater to that market.

Huang Xihua

You can't turn people's willingness to have babies on and off like a water tap. Once having fewer children becomes a trend, it's hard to reverse. Females reach sexual maturity at around 14 years old, and males at 16. That means Chinese people are sexually mature for six years before being allowed to marry. Lowering the legal marriage age is a way to protect civil rights and preserve social harmony.

Cai Jiming

People tend to move to big cities, not just in China, but everywhere in the world. This is driven by market forces, and we should respect market forces.

Song Xinfang

If we build two floors underground, and five to seven floors above, lots of people's ash boxes can be stored on a small plot. Perhaps a family could buy a tower or different families could share the same tower. It would save a lot of land.

Ed Grace - Fish and Wildlife Service

It's more valuable, pound for pound, than cocaine or heroin. By the time it gets to Vietnam or China or somewhere in southeast Asia, a full horn will go for anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.

Cindy Liu - eMarketer

Alibaba's ad revenues show no signs of slowing down as user engagement on the Taobao app increases and the company continues to deliver highly relevant ads to consumers.

Cindy Liu - eMarketer

Ad spending in China continues to shift rapidly toward digital formats, fueled by rising time spent online and greater advertiser spending on mobile formats, especially on video and social media.

David Post

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that the China Trademark Office, a week after President Trump’s election, had granted - after several prior rejections - Trump’s application for a trademark in “Trump Construction Services.” I argued that it was an “emolument” - a benefit provided by a foreign state, which Trump received in violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause.

Yong Heng Wu

If they were filed in April last year and just now approved, it's fairly normal. I think the reason why people are paying so much attention to Donald Trump trademarks now is because he became the President of the most powerful country in the world.

Matthew Dresden

Some did not go through, that suggests it's just business as usual.

Michael Schuman

I received a text message from my wife saying she’d been detained by police in China. We’re both American correspondents in Beijing, and we’ve become accustomed to this sort of harassment. In late 2015, she was reporting a story that nearly anywhere else in the world would be pretty innocuous — the downsizing of steel [].

Joseph Fewsmith

My assumption is that Xi Jinping will emerge as even stronger following the party congress, so this is more about picking his team. Xi is clearly interested in and keen to leave his marks and make changes. I don't think he made himself 'chairman of everything' just for the sake of it.

Lawrie McKinna

Audax Italiano approached us through a match-agent based in Australia and are flying us over for discussions. It would be great to play against a top Chilean side. We will also talk about the potential for their players to come here to play for the Jets in the A-League and on-selling them to China. They want to talk about that and also getting a Chinese player to play in Chile to open up the market for them.

Pal Nyiri

These initiatives would typically peter out quite quickly. The government has been following the same policies – fostering nationalism and then using it, but also being wary of it getting out of hand.

Zhang Mengjie

These stars are just there for entertainment, they don't want to engage in politics. They have nothing to do with it. I don't think this is real patriotism. They just go with the flow, act impulsively and use extreme rhetoric.

Liu Yuanyuan

Peace is most important. Countries should not threaten one another. I had a lot of hope for the future of China and South Korea. Now I worry South Korea is changing.

Michael Warhurst

The brain development of future generations is at stake. We need EU regulators to phase out groups of chemicals of concern, rather than slowly restricting one chemical at a time. We cannot continue to gamble with our children's health.

Philip Morton

Going forward there will have to be stronger connections between manufacturers and the designers of their products as it's a closed loop and producers putting these products on the market will ultimately pay for recycling at the end of a product's life.

Olaf Wirth

Many big name toy-makers produce in China and don't have a problem as they tell the producers what to do and what is forbidden in the EU. If you just buy something on the market because you like the design then you may bring products into the EU that contain substances that are not allowed.

Philip Morton

Whereas steel is just steel, plastic is not just plastic. There are a number of different grades and additives that should be on everyone's radar. More things will soon start appearing on the 'POP list' and that has the potential to become very difficult [for industry].

Lin Yongxin

If the draft satisfies both China and Asean, it would prevent other countries from meddling, and China and Asean will cooperate within the new framework.

Janet Satterthwaite

Especially in China, you absolutely need to register defensively so that people do not exploit your name for commercial gain.

Yoo Jeong-bok

If we didn't have these geopolitical security issues, I think these 2016 figures would have been much higher.

Mark W. Lippert

A key question is whether Korea is going to be able to make a shift away from a trade- and export-led growth model that brought them dramatic economic success.

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It is hard for me to believe that we are going to play on that field, if you can call it a field. I have a lot to think about because I was expecting something more playable. In a very similar pitch in the summer in China we decided not to play, but it looks like we have to play. I was analysing these very good opponents that we did not speak about yet, and in their previous matches against Bayern, Ajax, Atletico Madrid, in all these matches it looked for me a very playable pitch. I was very surprised with what I found here.

John C. Wobensmith - Genco Shipping & Trading

What we're looking at going forward are the new production projects that are coming on from Brazil and Australia on the iron ore front which will increase volumes not only this year but also significantly next year as well - which has been very positive obviously from a volume standpoint. What we really wanted to do was position this company so it was in a position of strength to try and consolidate this industry and now that we've started to see the beginning of the recovery, we think it's the right time.

John C. Wobensmith - Genco Shipping & Trading

Last year we probably saw the low and it was a 30-year low in terms of freight rates and asset values and now we're starting to see just the very beginning of a recovery. There were just too many ships that were built and delivered and we've seen a real slowdown in the number of ships that have been coming on to the water. The order book on ships is at its lowest point since 2002, it's only 9 percent of the existing fleet right now, and that's been helpful.

Dan Plane

For all these marks to sail through so quickly and cleanly, with no similar marks, no identical marks, no issues with specifications – boy, it's weird.

Peter Thiel

There's a technological determinism story you can tell where this is the future and China will eventually buckle under and cave and eventually adopt all of these things. But then you might wonder, maybe this doesn't happen at all, and maybe it's possible for the internet to actually fragment and not to have this historical necessity to it. That's so 2005, it feels so dated. A decade ago, this was a group of people who were running the world. And now, it's just a group of people who messed up the world. We're now in a bull market in politics.

John Schilling

This is somewhat exaggerated as a threat, but the full capabilities of the THAAD system are classified so it can't be entirely discounted.

John Schilling

We have to consider whether this leads in the direction of an arms race between United States and China, which I don't think anybody wants.

Joel Wit

The U.S. is always talking about increasing pressure, and taking military steps to protect its allies and itself. But the Chinese are always talking about need to reach out and talk to the North Koreans.

Jonathan Pollack - The Brookings Institution

The question is whether China having expressed their grievances will be prepared to let this pass or will let it erode their relationship with South Korea and a meaningful capacity for cooperation with the United States on North Korea.

Paul Gillis

China is avoiding the crisis of calling in loans that can't be repaid anyway. This buys time to do things in an orderly way. A lot of these loans needed to be looked at as equity in the first place.

Paul Gillis

There was never any realistic possibility that the companies would be able to pay them back.

Guo Rui

China is becoming an utterly important victim of the turbulent situation on the Korean Peninsula, therefore it has unprecedentedly expressed its views in public.

Hong Ik-pyo

They say this is only to defend us from North Korea, but everyone knows this is part of the American missile defense plan. China sees the Thaad deployment in South Korea the way the Americans saw the in the 1960s.

Jack Ma - Alibaba Group

The majority of counterfeiters are not held legally responsible for their actions. If the penalty for even one fake product manufactured or sold was a seven-day prison sentence, the world would look very different both in terms of intellectual property enforcement and food and drug safety, as well as our ability to foster innovation.

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's still hard for me to believe we are going to play tomorrow. I know we have to, but it is hard for me to believe we are going to play tomorrow in that field, if you can call it a field. I don't know what team to play, really. I don't know if Henrikh Mkhitaryan is going to play. I have now a lot to think about because I was expecting something more playable. It was a very similar pitch in the summer in China when we and Manchester City decided not to play, but it looks like we have to play.

Itsunori Onodera

China has missiles that can hit Japan, so any complaints it may have are not likely to garner much sympathy in the international community.

Wan Long - WH Partners

Over-capacity in China is not only in heavy industry, but also the food industry suffers from this problem, so we will expand according to the Chinese market situation.

Richard Solomons

Not so far, it's not something we've seen yet and I guess we'll have to see what happens over time. For us and actually for a lot of the travel industry we are a very domestic business…So these things could have an effect but what could have a bigger effect actually is how fast the economy grows. Fundamentally, not just in the U.S. but also in China actually and to some extent here in Europe, we're seeing quite a lot of bullishness and we're signing literally more deals that we have done since 2008.

Lee Hyun-jae

We will actively consider whether China's action is in violation of the South Korea-China free trade deal, while stepping up efforts to minimize damage on South Korean industries.

Zong Qinghou - Wahaha

Western countries, especially the United States, sometimes are stupid, as they ban companies from selling advanced technology products in China. Only by exporting the products to a broader market can the U.S. cover the investment in the research and development stage.

Yuanqing Yang - Lenovo Group

I don't see that risk because I think the China-U.S. relationship is the most important relationship in the world, we need each other.

Cui Zhiying

The U.S. and South Korea are not dealing with the the THAAD issue very well because they have not fully considered China's security concerns. All parties should cooperate on this issue, instead of U.S. and South Korea getting together to suppress China.

Michael Clauss

What I can see here from Beijing is the Chinese side believes there will be more trade frictions, maybe even a trade war, which would be a problem for China, but would definitely not bring down its economy. I don't think it will be a major problem for German companies here in China since those that produce here in China, produce and manufacture almost exclusively for the Chinese market and not for exports abroad.

Michael Clauss

It doesn't matter which trading partner you talk to – be it the Japanese or the U.S. or neighboring countries or European countries. They all feel the same, that there's a growing protectionism here. The service sector is basically off limits. Many companies that would like to produce here in China and build a factory and start producing are forced into going in a joint venture. It's also frequently they're asked to transfer technology, which is against the rules of the WTO. And the tendency seems to be growing. That's the complaint we get from German businesspeople.

Carl Weinberg - High Frequency Economics

Don't worry about good old China. Its growth rate is still among the fastest in the G20, and China contributes more to global GDP growth than any other country by a quantum.

Frances Eve

It has been worsening every year since Xi Jinping came to power and this past year has been no different.

Yu Yongding

Trump is threatening China as a currency manipulator, and we can't give him evidence [for such allegations].

Lars Laamann

This is the actual reason why China is so adamant that no narcotic under any circumstance be introduced by foreigners.

Fu Ying

American actions in the South China Sea have a definite significance in terms of which way the winds blow.

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

"China is likely to play a much stronger lead role in the future Asia Pacific trade architecture,"

Paul Haenle

If President Trump looks as if he is bullying or being unfair to President Xi, China will have to react in strong ways.

Robert Voyce

Things don't look out of place, either. I have enough room upstairs for my desk, a china cabinet, a book case and armchair – and I can sit eight people around my dining table.

Paul Chambers

The visit is symbolic of Japan's interest in boosting Japanese-Thai relations at a time when China seems to enjoy favor in Bangkok.

Michael Spavor

I was quite excited, because I'd heard quite a lot about him. So one day, for lunch, we met up, and we got along great, he speaks fluent Korean, so we spoke Korean, and that's when he mentioned to me he was planning on opening up a ramen restaurant or a sushi restaurant in Pyongyang. That being said, there are many Koreans in Pyongyang who are able to afford these kind of high-end restaurants. And keep in mind also that Pyongyang has a lot of foreign diplomats, U.N. workers, businessmen from China and other countries who can also dine at this restaurant.

Li Keqiang

In the face of profound changes in the international political and economic landscape, China will always be on the side of peace and stability.

Li Keqiang

The projected target for this year's growth is realistic. An important reason to stress the need for stable growth is to ensure employment and improve people's lives. All key sources of industrial pollution will be placed under round-the-clock online monitoring. Economic globalisation is in the fundamental interests of all countries. China will not shift in its commitment to promoting global economic co-operation.

Daniel H. Rosen - Rhodium Group

Virtually across the board, China is falling short of its own self-declared objectives for reform. Even the G.D.P. growth that we have is ever more reliant on debt, and this is a consequence of falling short on reform.

Fu Ying

Look at the past decade or so, there have been so many conflicts, even wars, around the world resulting in serious, large numbers of casualties and loss of property, so many refugees destitute and homeless. Which one has China caused?

Geng Shuang

There are absolutely no anti-THAAD campaigns in China, still less violent campaigns. Instead of chasing shadows that don't exist, we hope the South Korean side will heed the voice of the people and take concrete actions to avoid causing further damage to bilateral relations.

Mike Mitchell - Panmure Gordon & Co.

We will see a new generation of cutting-edge biotech companies coming out of China. In the US, one of the challenges is finding patients for trials who haven't been exposed to any other drugs. In China you don't have that problem. It represents a unique, largely untapped population.

Gianni Pittella

Theresa May is a bull in a China shop. She likes playing the role of the hardliner, but she's just coming across as fully inadequate to live up to this incredibly delicate historical phase. Without an agreement on this and other crucial issues, talks on future relationships between the EU and UK cannot start. Madame May is fully aware of this, but she's still fooling herself that the EU can be impressed by her bullying attitude.

Fu Ying

We need the ability to safeguard our sovereignty and interests and rights. In particular, we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes. Look at the past decade or so, there have been so many conflicts, even wars, around the world resulting in serious, large numbers of casualties and loss of property, so many refugees destitute and homeless. Which one has China caused?

Geng Shuang

The invitation to the Dalai Lama by the Indian side to the contested area between China and India will inflict severe damage on the China-India relationship and peace and stability in the China-India border area.

Tim Uyeki

It's a cause for concern, that's for sure. The surge in numbers of human H7N9 cases in China is definitely a concern.

Andrew Gilholm - Control Risks

What's happening to Korean companies now is a pretty good playbook for what might happen to U.S. firms over the next year. Rather than the big dramatic trade war, everything goes to hell scenario under Trump, it's probably more likely to be manifested as regulatory harassment of companies - one of the lower intensity tools for China.

Neil Beveridge

If you look at the pollution in China, it's clearly a massive problem so it's not a surprise they want to do this. The big question is: how are they going to achieve it?

Patrick Poon - Amnesty International

Although mainland Chinese mainstream media always accuse Western media coverage of China's human rights record and cases as biased, it's very rare to see them use the term 'fake news' to describe Western media reports. Some party publications might have used the term but it's just very rare in mainstream media. As Donald Trump has been discrediting some major Western media reports as 'fake news,' it seems that the mainland mainstream media might be borrowing this term from him to attack Western media coverage of human rights cases in China.

Geng Shuang

There are absolutely no anti-THAAD campaigns in China, still less violent campaigns.

Wang Guoqing

We definitely have reason to believe that China will remain the strongest engine in the world's economy in the new year.

Teng Jianqun

I don't think the US will compromise on freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, while China is trying to become a maritime power.

Wang Guoqing

Though peace reigns over the land, the stupid people create trouble for themselves. As the world's largest trader and the country with the most coastline along the South China Sea, we care about the safety and freedom of navigation more than any other country.

Qiao Mu

Trump's attacks on the media will offer a good excuse for Chinese officials to step up their criticism of Western democracy and press freedom. China can turn to Trump's attacks to say Western democracy is hypocrisy.

Chung Woo-taik

It's despicable and arrogant. China is a G20 nation that should be leading the development of world order.

Donald J. Trump

I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. Maybe it was – it could be Russia, but it could also be China. Could also be lots of other people. It also could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.

Rory McIlroy

I've waited long enough to play. I wanted to get out here and be competitive and try to shoot a good score. I don't feel anywhere near as bad as I did in China last year when I had the same thing. So hopefully, it's just a day thing and it will pass.

Florrie Tseng

The whole show was designed to be an unforgettable experience. We wanted everyone who was flying across the world from Zimbabwe, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, London, China and Hong Kong, to feel it was worth it.

Chad Bown - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Unlike earlier presidents, Trump is signaling a willingness to impose import restrictions -- especially against a country like China -- where the justification under WTO rules for doing so may be highly questionable. The downside of the United States going down this path is that it is likely that other countries will follow suit immediately.

Chen Lin

China is playing a more and more important role in the futures trade. So far, the Chinese traders tend to be more short term-oriented and quite 'speculative. A lot of traders in the U.S. hate it, but it is the global trend, as China is the number-one consumer of many of these metals.

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

People look at the China internet story ... over the last 15 years and draw parallels to the similar income and demographic shifts happening in India.

Jeff Flake

Only Nixon could go to China, I think there are parallels there.

Chen Zhiwu

China's top leaders have realised that a central bank governor is not only a financial official but also an important diplomat. Zhou is the face of China for the international financial community. He may personally want to retire to spend time doing research, giving lectures, writing books or just enjoying music. But it's just hard to find another person [to replace him].

Terry Gou - Foxconn

I cannot say we are for sure getting it, but we are very confident. We are also very sincere. Money should not be the only thing (for Toshiba) to consider... We can help its technology to be sold in products all over the world. That is Foxconn's advantage. Because we have the experience with Sharp, we think if Toshiba goes to us, we are its client, its user. We would even invite it to set up a factory in China. It can keep its core technology in Japan but it is about expanding capacity.

Nikki Haley

Russia just doesn't want to criticise the Assad regime for using chemical weapons. That's the truth. So what message are we sending to the world? If you are alie with China and Russia they will cover the backs of their friends who use chemical weapons to kill their own people. Some say we should focus more on ISIS.. The US condemns any use of chemical weapons by ISIS or any other non-state actor.

Luke Kissam

We finalized the agreement with CORFO [a Chilean governmental organization to promote economic growth in Chile] that more than triples our Lithium quota in Chile, and secures our access to the best lithium reserve in the world through 2043. Finally, we closed on the acquisition of the lithium assets of Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science [in China].

Hidenobu Tokuda - Mizuho Research Institute

Factory output will probably slow down this quarter as a reaction to solid production in October-December. Still, output is likely to remain in a moderate pickup backed by IT-related demand for smart phones in China and economic recovery in the United States and Europe as well as resource-exporting countries and emerging markets, although uncertainty remains over the outlook on US economic policies.

Daisuke Karakama - Mizuho Bank

Obviously if Trump mentions any specific countries, their currencies will be affected. Countries likely to attract his attention are China, Germany, Japan and Mexico, which all have large trade surpluses versus the United States.

Daisuke Karakama - Mizuho Bank

He has mentioned China and Japan quite often as of late, so dollar/yen is likely to be affected the most if he speaks about these countries.

Jacques Aschenbroich - Valeo

In Europe and in China we will go to electrification. We don't know yet at what speed. The U.S. is not a single market. If you take a look at California or the Eastern states of the U.S. they are very much focused on reducing CO2 emissions and have special regulations. So we might see two different markets. Some of them being very much orientated towards the antipollution or the reduction of pollution and maybe the rest being much more open to traditional engines.

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

We estimate that if trade with the U.S. halted overnight, China would take a hit of 3 percent of GDP, taking into account knock on effects on employment and consumer spending.

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

But trade with the U.S. won't dry up completely even if Trump does impose steep tariffs. The largest categories are laptops, mobile phones and tablets, goods for which China is responsible for over 70 percent of global production. This means that in the short run at least, U.S. consumers will have little choice but to continue to purchase many Chinese made products, implying a much smaller and manageable hit to Chinese GDP.

Linda Sui - Strategy Analytics

We don't expect Huawei will easily regain No. 1 position in 2017 in China market, mainly due to less-developed distribution channel in low tier cities and rural areas.

Lee Hsien Loong

If America, China relations become very difficult, our position becomes tougher because then we will be coerced to choose between being friends with America and being friends with China. That's a real worry. Right now we are friends with both – it's not that we don't have issues with either, but we are generally friends with both, and the relationships are in good working order.

Lauri Myllyvirta - Greenpeace

The two reasons why global emissions have been stable for the past three years are no growth in China and rapid fall in emissions in the U.S., so that really shows what can be accomplished when these two countries work together.

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

The suits we have received have been made in China, we have never had to alter a quarter of an inch. They fit perfectly. We get compliments on them. It's been a long time since I got compliments on how I looked but, since I am wearing Madame Li's suits, I get compliments all the time.

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

It's a remarkable achievement. It's a story that should inspire people in China and inspire people around the world. I have told that story to many people here in the United States and they marvel at what Dalian Trends has achieved over just these 30 years.

Keith Parker

China growth has been a key driver of asset prices, China is mattering as much as politics.

John Neuffer - Semiconductor Industry Association

Today, it's a modest threat, but two, three, four years out, if China plays out as it plans, it could be very significant to subsectors of our industry.

Ben Cavender

The result has been that factory owners have gone on a massive investment spree outside of China. You're talking about a way to re-skill millions of workers, but it's not clear what jobs they're going to be placed into. They're creating white collar, clerical jobs here as quickly as possible, but it's still not enough to go around.

Christopher Beddor - Eurasia Group

What Liu is promising is stable market conditions, which is more or less what he is delivering on, but he is also proposing reforms that are essentially non-reform e.g. lifting restrictions on stock market that were in place after the crash or some other small thing. The core issue that they are dealing with is the debt issue in China, which is obviously growing at an extremely rapid pace; it is growing at an unsustainable pace over the long term.

Christopher Beddor - Eurasia Group

They try to do this this awkward thing where state admin of foreign exchange says we're not imposing capital barriers, what we're doing is tightening enforcement of it. To some extent, that is true. But at the end of the day, is it becoming harder to get your capital out of China. There's absolutely no question about that. It just shows that they may say something about reforms but when the economic reality bites, they will defend their interests very rapidly.

Guo Tianyong

His appointment will be a great help for China to push forward reform of the financial regulatory systems, especially the establishment of a macro prudential assessment framework.

Claudio Piron

It is possible that the U.S. could still call China an FX manipulator unilaterally. But, given that President Trump has already failed to do this on 'day one' of his administration as outlined in his campaign, this seems unlikely.

Richard Jerram - Bank of Singapore

It might be prudent for China to flat-line the currency just to avoid waving a red flag at the bull. I take the view that if they tighten capital controls enough then they can have whatever exchange rate they want. Given that growth in China looks okay, they might decide that a stable currency is the path of least resistance.

Tim Cooper - BMI Research

We think he will follow through in April. China does not fully meet the traditional criteria of a currency manipulator. But it would set the tone for what we expect will be fraught bilateral negotiations that will probably result in at least some targeted protectionist measures from both sides.

Mark Faber

China looks quite attractive. For the next three months, money can flow into China. The economy, surprisingly, has begun to do quite well. We see that in retail in Hong Kong. We see that in the hotel industry, and we see that in the demand for commodities.

Thomaz Zanotto

As China gets more expensive, it becomes viable for some industries to produce closer to home and Paraguay is close to home. This is not going to rob Brazilian industry - Paraguay is not big enough for that - but ... it shows we could be more cost competitive in Brazil if we had better economic policies.

James Edward Hoare - Chatham House

It's saying to China to 'back off, shut up, leave us alone'. Everything in North Korea is stated in highly exaggerated terms.

Hu Xingdou

It is not the first time North Korea has said things about China like this but it is the first time they have said it so publicly. The potential threat of North Korea's nukes is enormous to China. Whether they use them or not, there is still potential for a nuclear leak. So the only thing China can do is to take serious action to contain the potential danger.

Geng Shuang

China and [North Korea] are friendly neighbors. We would like to work together with [North Korea] to develop a healthy and stable .... relationship.

Anton Boerner

Given the protectionist plans of the new U.S. president one would expect that the trade ties between Germany and China will be further strengthened.

Geng Shuang

China has no intention of seeking foreign trade advantages via an intentional devaluation of the renminbi. There is no basis for the continued devaluation of the renminbi. If you must attach the label 'grand champion' to China, then I think China is a grand champion. But we are the grand champions of economic development.

Simon Quijano-Evans - Commerzbank

At the moment we are in a sort of no mans land as far as markets are concerned. Since Trump's inauguration it's been a bumpy ride and if we focus on what he has been saying about China, the intention to charge U.S. firms abroad taxes, the narrative on Mexico - it seems very clear these policy aims have been set in stone and it's a question for waiting for them to happen.

Diane Swonk

That's really going to open the door for China to have a lot more power within Asia and power in Latin America, and in North America, even talking to Mexico directly now. That's going to change the equation for China and the balance of power on trade relative to the U.S. if we really pursue these bilateral agreements. It may actually be to China's benefit and our loss.

Richard L. Gelfond

This decline was primarily a result of weaker content in 2016 and not the result of any systemic issues in the China market.

Geng Shuang

According to our statistics, China has already approached the upper limits of coal imports from North Korea. So because of this, we have stopped imports of coal from North Korea with a responsible attitude.

Geng Shuang

We have said many times already that the crux of the North Korean nuclear issue is the problem between the United States and North Korea. We hope the relevant parties can shoulder their responsibilities, play the role the should, and together with China play a constructive role for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and for its denuclearization.

Donald J. Trump

I am the first one that would like to see everybody - nobody have nukes, but we're never going to fall behind any country even if it's a friendly country, we're never going to fall behind on nuclear power. It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we're going to be at the top of the pack. To me it's a big deal. We're very angry. There's talks of a lot more than that. We'll see what happens. But it's a very dangerous situation, and China can end it very quickly in my opinion.

John Kilduff - Again Capital

OPEC is definitely looking over its shoulder at these rising numbers of exports, and it's undermining their efforts on a daily basis. Some of it's going to Asia. China is one of the more unusual buyers in there. The shale guys are filling the gap of the very cuts that were put in place by the market.

Andrew Liveris

[Trump] is thinking about how to make it fair. He said it is unfair now, tax regimens in one country versus tax regimens in another, and how China and Mexico deals with us. Everyone has a [value-added tax] of some sort. That looms large. Should we put in place a border-adjustment tax, a.k.a. VAT? They're definitely debating and thinking it through, obviously no decisions. Is it a priority? Absolutely.

Alan Ruskin - Deutsche Bank

I think the market was a little bit disappointed about a few things. ... He said nothing about the strong dollar story, nothing clear or clean on border-adjusted taxes and probably in some ways, the most way, was when he was talking about three percent growth, he was pushing it back to 2018. I think maybe people were expecting something more dollar positive from Mnuchin. The tone was conciliatory as it related to China, particularly the trade issue. He didn't really push it.

David Lubin - Citi

The U.S. Treasury could also change the definition of the benchmarks that would allow labeling China a manipulator, too, if it so chose.

Gina Sanchez

If you look at the status of most [campaign] promises, those that would be the most expansionary, things like tax reform and deregulation et cetera, those have largely been delayed. Whereas if you look at the status of promises that would likely dampen growth, cause inflation or both: You are looking at pulling out of the TPP, exiting negotiations with China and Mexico. All of those are not only on track but moving very quickly. The equity markets are largely expecting most of the positives while completely discounting the negatives.

Steve Tsang

We are many months away from the Hamburg summit. Will Trump leave his rather strong and worrying campaign promises over China alone in the meantime? No one knows.

Anbessie Yitbarek - The Boeing Company

In emerging markets, led by China, we've seen huge demand for freighters from e-commerce and express delivery entities. Boeing has received up to 60 orders and commitments for the 737-800BCF. We are on schedule to re-deliver the first 737-800BCF in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Ren Guoqiang

China hopes the U.S. earnestly respects the sovereignty and security concerns of countries in the region, and earnestly respects the efforts of countries in the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. Of course, we also respect freedom of navigation and overflight for all countries in the South China Sea in accordance with international law. We hope the actions of the U.S. side can contribute positive energy towards this good situation, and not the opposite.

Peter Fang - Shire

This change means that both pediatric and adult patients with hemophilia in China will now be able to gain broader access to treatment with ADVATE.

Paul Eilenberg

The cost of labor alone is over twice what it is on mainland China. That includes shipping goods from China via air into the U.S. If a product costs $12 here, I can do it for $6 over there.

Yang Jiechi

China hopes the two countries, following through on the spirit of the phone conversation, could uphold the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation as well as enhance high-level exchanges.

Chas Freeman

There is a tendency here in Washington to imagine that it's all about us, but we are not a claimant in the South China Sea. We are not going to challenge China's possession of any of these land features in my judgment. If that's going to happen, it's going to be done by the Vietnamese, or . . . the Filipinos . . . or the Malaysians, who are the three counter-claimants of note.

Christian Lindmeier - World Health Organization

This is the first time these changes have been detected. These are the only two cases in Guangdong province, China. So far, there have been no reports if similar changes have occurred elsewhere. It is a reminder that we have to keep looking closely. Most of these cases had known exposure to poultry or its environment, that is the main important link to this influenza type.

Andrew Amoils

They want the best schools for their children and to feel safe. Climate, health care and cleanliness all follow those top two. At least in China, the millionaires who are leaving are being replaced by an ever larger number of new millionaires. But you could argue that France is not creating as many, so it's a cause for concern.

Katy Huberty - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Introduction of a high-end iPhone in September 2017 is likely to drive accelerating upgrades and share gains, especially in China. In addition to more modest updates to current iPhone SKUs, we expect Apple to launch a higher-priced device with AMOLED display that allows for a curved form factor and longer battery life, wireless charging technology, 3-D sensors and more advanced AI software capabilities. While we see accelerated upgrades for Apple's highest end users in all regions, our work suggests China users are especially sensitive to new technology and form factor changes.

Perfecto Yasay

The ASEAN members have been unanimous in their expression of concern about what they see as a militarization of the region. We do not know the complete picture of what this foreign policy might be, insofar as its relationship with China is concerned. We're, however, hopeful that the policy that would come out will be positive.

Christopher Fix

We are attracting a whole new different client base. There is a whole new hedge fund complex that's developing in China around asset managers. If you look at any of the exchanges' volume in Asia after August of 2015, you will see a lot of these guys were positioning themselves to take macro global positions, or to participate in exchanges offshore - and you will definitely see an uptick from that. It is a natural evolution of the growing client base and the sophistication of the traders onshore. They need much more than what they are getting from plain vanilla futures exchanges onshore.

Ricard Torné - FocusEconomics

In 2016, China had already banned imports from its nuclear-power-holding neighbor though it made expectations for shipments intended for the 'people's well-being' and not related to the missile programs, which, in practice, allowed North Korea to keep its supply of coal flowing.

Evan Medeiros

What I worry about is we could enter into a period in which there is South Korea-U.S. friction over North Korea, U.S.-China friction and then China-South Korea friction. That's exactly what North Korea would want. That scenario gives them the maximum negotiating space and the maximum ability to play everybody off one another.

Siemon Wezeman

With no regional arms control instruments in place, states in Asia continue to expand their arsenals. While China is increasingly able to substitute arms imports with indigenous products, India remains dependent on weapons technology from many willing suppliers, including Russia, the USA, European states, Israel and South Korea.

Geng Shuang

China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law. But we are consistently opposed to relevant countries threatening and damaging the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the flag of freedom of navigation and overflight. We hope relevant countries can do more to safeguard regional peace and stability.

Jin Qiangyi

This is a very severe measure that has broken with previous convention, it shows just how much China has been antagonized by [Pyongyang's] recent missile tests. The situation is such that doing nothing will only see risks exacerbate; doing this still comes with some risk but it may force North Korea to negotiate.

Yang Sheng

We young people are generally patriotic and we hope to change the image of China in the international community, to show that we are reasonable. But we also have a bottom line. We are not afraid of war, but we don't want to launch a war. We are not hawkish at all but just trying to send a clear message to President Trump and our American friends so that they will understand where our bottom line is, and what will happen if they cross the line, and this is an important way to prevent conflict.

Ralph Haupter - Microsoft

China obviously is a huge opportunity that's defined by size (and) acceleration of innovation...you have, by definition, high demand and digitization.

Liu Shengjun

There will be no meaningful reforms before the Party National Congress later this year. SOE reform is more a political than economic issue in China.

Li Jin

In 2017, China will continue to split non-core business, force the bankruptcy of continuously loss-making subsidiaries and save some of them through debt-to-equity programmes.