JOHN MAJOR, former British Prime Minister, criticizing Beijing's decision to delay universal suffrage in Hong Kong
"We are Chinese ... Are you clear on that? Hong Kong is China's Hong Kong."
LI ZHAOXING, Chinese Foreign Minister, rejecting criticism from Britain and the U.S. over the decision to curb democratic reform in the territory
"I shared a deep disgust that those prisoners were treated the way they were treated. Their treatment does not reflect the nature of the American people."
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, reacting to photographs broadcast on CBS's 60 Minutes II TV program depicting Iraqi prisoners being abused and humiliated by U.S. soldiers
"That picture showed exactly the type of torture that Saddam's thugs used.The Americans promised us that things would be different than they were under Saddam. They lied."
HASSAN SAEED, 27-year-old Iraqi, reacting to one of the images, which showed a hooded man standing on a box with wires attached to his hands. CBS reported that the prisoner was told he would be electrocuted if he fell off the box
"When it comes to China and defending American jobs, this White House is all talk and no action."
JOHN KERRY, Democratic presidential candidate, criticizing the Bush Administration for rejecting calls to launch investigations into currency and labor practices that critics say give China an unfair trade advantage
"Anyone in Europe looking at this result will think it's a printing error."
FRANZ BECKENBAUER, former star player and later head coach of Germany's national football team, after the Euro 2004-bound Germans were humiliated 5-1 by Romania—a side that few had expected to stand a chance in the match