Qin Gang Quotes (3 quotes)
On comments made by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and others calling for Beijing to be transparent in dealing with the recent detention of four employees of mining giant Rio Tinto on espionage charges, July 17, 2009
“Let me ask you this question first. Is there a post office in your district? Wouldn't it be more convenient to use postal services to send letters instead?”
To a foreign correspondent who wanted to know whether it was China’s new Internet control policy to block Google services including Gmail. On 25 June 2009
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
Variant: "Permanence, persistence is the first condition of all fruitfulness in the ways of men. The 'tendency to persevere,' to persist in spite of hindrances, discouragements and ' impossibilities:' it is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." From: "Past and Present" (1843), Book IV: Horoscope, "Permanence"
“Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.”
"Q&A with Carlos Ghosn" published in CNN website on December 7, 2006.
“Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.”
An Essay on Liberation, Beacon Press, 1971 - ISBN: 9780807096871
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Bio: Qin Gang is the official PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman.