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UPDATED: 09:22, March 12, 2005
Quotes about NPC, CPPCC annual sessions -- March 11
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Following are some quotable quotes about the annual full sessions of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), and the top advisory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing on Friday:

"The fight against dirty money is conducive to economic development and social stability and unity."

"There are some loopholes in insurance and securities sectors in terms of anti-money laundering work."

-- Zhao Peng, director of the Gansu provincial branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, on anti-money laundering

"Capital inflow is an important part of China's overseas economy. We hope relevant sides join hands with us to restrain speculative capital."

-- Guo Shuqing, director of the State Administration of ForeignExchange, against hot money inflow

"More and more kids want their mothers to nag less, pick up some basics about computer, be more elegant and take their own kids as friends."

"The ultimate goal is for all the citizens to keep learning throughout their lives."

-- He Yue, a CPPCC member

"A new central administrative district should be established inthe northern or northwestern suburbs of the capital city, to housethose central authorities departments whose office buildings now occupy Beijing's downtown area."

-- Zhu Ming, a CPPCC member

"I was always in a mixed mood to see family members grieving over the miners' bodies with a certain amount of compensation in pockets."

-- Zhang Qunshan, deputy governor of Guizhou Province

"By doing so (gambling away public money), they will not only ruin their family and social morals, but undermine the authority of the government and tarnish the image of the country."

-- Li Daoming, an NPC deputy

"Is it worthwhile to spend all this money on an office building?"

"China is not yet rich enough to spend money like water, with 28 million people who still haven't got enough to eat."

-- Qian Qihu, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering, questions the new CCTV office building that costs 11 billion yuan.

Source: Xinhua

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