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Quotes of the day

“The incidence of some cancers, including some most common among children, is increasing for unexplained reasons.”

LaSalle Leffall, of Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, and Margaret Kripke, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, say Americans are being ‘bombarded’ with carcinogens (Reuters).

“No country of this size has seen energy demand grow this fast before in absolute terms, and those who are most concerned about this are the Chinese themselves.”

Jonathan Sinton, of the International Energy Agency in Paris, comments on the fact that China has seen the largest six-month increase in greenhouse gases ever from an individual country (NY Times).

“I expect to see more people in the rich list to come from high-tech sectors as the government is obviously shifting its support away from traditional industries such as real estate.”

Wu Binghua, an analyst at Debon Securities, comments on the fact that pharmaceutical researcher Li Li has become China’s richest man (Reuters).

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