Min Weifang, the Party Boss of Beijing University, stated, 'we would absolutely forbid professors from spreading unauthorized ideas' on March 2, 2004.
Professors in several universities were turned in by their students for making comments not in line with Party policies.
Liu Jianchao, then Director-General of the Press and Media Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "(When the CCP) makes a law, (they) will spell out what can do by whom. What the law did not mandate, should not be performed. It is a simple logic. We do not need to write you can not do in the law." On the Foreign Ministry's news press in October, 2008.
Several foreign journalists were detained when reporting in a busy commercial mall on Sunday February 27.
Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier said (regarding real estate developers, 'I did not investigate your profit margin, but I think as a member of the society, you should take the corresponding social responsibility. Your body should also be circulating blood of morality.' Wen made the comment when chatting with netizens online on Feb 27,2011.
Ren Zhiqiang, a top developer replied via micro-blog minutes later, 'Mr. Wen thought everybody lacked morality because he himself lacked it.' Ren has been known for his big-mouth and cold-blood. However, Wen's remark on real estate developers were widely criticized as transferring attention from government monopoly and official corruptions which were the root of high housing price in China.
Jiang Yu, the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told reporters 'do not cite law as your shield', when asked why foreign journalists were detained even though they had been abiding by Chinese law and guidance on March 3, 2011.
Jiang, a single mom, was known for her strong anti-Japanese sentiment. However, she was seen in photos frequenting Japanese fashion stores.