"There’s a dramatic gap between the public expectations and our official existing situation [in China]."
— Zhang Oianfen, law professor at Peking University
"I used to have good health, but now every day I feel uncomfortable. And I think it has something to do with the pollution."
— Liu Xiuling, taxi driver in Beijing
"A Chinese dining table, once it gets too big, with one pillar, collapses. So the real struggle in China is to move to a Western dining table, where the key players become different legs. They can hold up a much bigger table."
— Economist Yukon Huang, on China’s economy