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Weekly Watch> WEEKLY WATCH NO. 45, 2011> PEOPLE & POINTS
UPDATED: November 4, 2011 NO. 45 NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Quotes of the Week

"China will, as before, encourage foreign business people to invest in China, especially in fields concerning natural resources and energy efficiency."

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, during a meeting with Gerard Mestrallet, CEO of the French energy giant GDF Suez, in Beijing on October 31

"China's CPI, the measure of inflation, is likely to fall to 2.8 percent from the anticipated annual growth of 5.5 percent this year."

Li Daokui, academic advisor and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China, at an economic forum held by HSBC in Beijing on October 29

"This commission always observes China through tinted glasses. The report is totally factitious, made with ulterior motives, and does not warrant refuting."

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, at a press conference in Beijing on October 31 when questioned about a recent report by Sino-U.S. Economic and Security Review Commission on an accusation that China had hacked into a U.S. satellite system

"The food crisis is far from over. Prices remain volatile and millions of people around the world are still suffering."

World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick, in Washington D.C. on November 1, saying leaders from the world's major economies should continue to pay attention to the challenging issue, ahead of the upcoming Cannes G20 summit in France

"We were to have made a 60-million-dollar payment to UNESCO in November and we will not be making that payment."

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, announcing that the U.S. Government has halted making financial contributions to UNESCO after the latter admitted the Palestinian National Authority as a full member on October 31 in Washington, D.C.

"It (the execution) has created an uneasy feeling about the situation in Libya."

South African President Jacob Zuma, at a business meeting in Cape Town on November1 about Libya's future following the execution of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

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