[the] withdrawal threat by Google offended the Chinese government and would cast a shadow on its future operations in the country….It’s a lesson for Google. It has to learn how to strengthen its cooperation with Chinese authorities, how to express itself while ensuring understanding….

–An anonymous “mid-level manager” at Oracle china, quoted in the Global Times, referring to the sequence of events following Google’s revelation that they had been hacked, and playing the role of the Fourth Estate.

Accusation that the Chinese government participated in cyber attack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless and aims to denigrate China. We firmly opposed to that.

–Spokesman from the ministry of Industry and Information Technology, via Xinhua. And by the way, we’re under attack daily, suggested the article, as he continued, “China is the biggest victim country of hacking as its Internet has long been facing severe threats of hacker and online virus attacks.”

As the global landscape is undergoing profound irreversible shifts, the calculated free-Internet scheme is just one step of a U.S. tactic to preserve its hegemonic domination.

Yan Xuetong, head of Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, via Global Times.

Incidents happen…There are no incidents we can discuss in the press.

Spokeswoman for Museum of Modern Art