"GDP development is meaningful only when the health of the people is assured."
ZHANG TAOLIN, a member of the CPPCC National Committee and vice-minister of agriculture
"Those officials who only know how to ask for money from the State when talking about reform are sluggards."
HUANG QIFAN, an NPC deputy and mayor of Chongqing
"Enhancing the international influence of Chinese companies and brands is a lesson that must be learned by China if it wants to become a real economic power."
LI DONGSHENG, an NPC deputy and chairman of consumer electronics enterprise TCL Group
"A lot of public consumption occurred in the official reception. Receiving visitors should cost some money at official affairs but could the reception be simplified? Typically, a cup of tea or a cup of coffee is enough for the official reception in many other countries."
JIANG HONG, a member of the CPPCC National Committee and director of the Public Policy Research Center at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics