'For years, only negative reports on farm diseases, monstrous murders, floods and landslides have been coming from our village.'
ZORAN BABIC, a councilman in the Serbian village of Zitiste, where a 10-ft. (3-m) bronze statue of Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone's famous movie character, was revealed on Aug. 18

'Demonizing Chinese products or talking of the Chinese product threat, I think, is simply a new kind of trade protectionism.'
LI CHANGJIANG, director of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, dismissing Western concerns over Chinese quality standards...

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