Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, U.S. State Department
Speaking at the Wilson Center in Washington
"It's clear, or it needs to be clear, that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not about aid. CPEC relies primarily on Chinese workers and supplies, even amid rising unemployment in Pakistan."
Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Remarks during Africa Industrialization Week in Addis Ababa
"Of course, this continent is integrating economically, it is moving towards creating a single economic space with the Africa continental free trade agreement. This is a good news for Chinese investors in that they have in this large continent much greater ability to leverage their investment and trade."
Foreign Minister of Tuvalu
On his rejection of Chinese offers to build artificial islands
"It’s a no from us. We are hearing a lot of information about debt, China buying our islands and looking at setting up military bases in our part of the world. Those are things that are concerning to us."
Mayor of Prague, Czech Republic
On the cancellation of Prague and Beijing's sister-city agreement