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Never let it be said that this blog does not charge headlong into the domains of current affairs/global politics/climate change. This article from Xinhua has ALL THREE, but it also has a marvellous headline:

Quoteable Quotes from Chinese President's Tour in US

"Quoteable quotes". As opposed to unquotable quotes. Or quotable unquotes. Or unquotable unquotes. But somehow seeing a whole list of quotable quotes together rather reduces their impact. These are my favourites:

"Climate change is an environment issue, but also, and more importantly, a development issue."

"Bilateral relations are facing major opportunities for development at higher levels and in greater space."

"Overcoming differences in each other's stances is a diplomacy of fraternity."

I mean, once you've read those a few times they really start to lose some of their impact. But still, these are the quotable quotes, so quote them we will. I'd like to imagine some unquotable quotes, though:

"Oh, I hate UN meetings -- they go on for ages and nothing actually happens."

"We're in New York, for Lord's sake, can't we go out and have a pizza?"

"Yo. Anyone know what the dude from Peru is saying? I think the translator's gone off for his lunch break."