Spokesman, Overseas Chinese Center in Bishkek
On Chinese outreach and donations in Kyrgyzstan
"We don’t want people to know about this. Americans tend to advertise everything that they do, and the Chinese behave modestly. We are not making this public knowledge."
✔SHIRLEY AYORKOR BOTCHWEY
Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Speaking at a high-level seminar on China's development
"While one cannot deny the geopolitical dimension or significance of the crisis in Hong Kong, the fact remains that Africa’s prosperity is closely linked with China’s peace and stability."
Chairman, Tel Aviv-based Cukierman & Co. Investments House
On Israel's plans to increase foreign investment screening
"There is a huge opportunity for Israeli companies in China. We can’t reject an investment because of a general government sentiment. It’s something we have to completely dissociate — the technology and trade and export — from the politics."
✔ERNESTO FERNÁNDEZ TABOADA
Director, China-Argentina Chamber of Commerce
On Chinese lending practices amid Argentina's economic crisis
"When I ask Chinese companies why they come here with such a difficult financial situation, they always say the same thing. They invest abroad always thinking of the long-term, so they are not worried about not being paid."