AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Feb 24, 2021
"We hope that U.S. policy makers will ... abandon biases, give up unwarranted suspicions, and move to bring the China policy back to reason."
Wang Yi
Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister, China
Feb 17, 2021
"This body is not invited to act as the nation’s overarching moral tribunal."
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY), United States Senator, Senate Minority Leader
Feb 08, 2021
"This is the hardest part of practicing equity: It takes humility. We have to be willing to see ourselves, and the world around us, through the eyes of others."
Mary C. Daly
Mary C. Daly, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Feb 03, 2021
Hiding in her Capitol office bathroom, "I really just felt like ... 'If this is the plan for me, then people will be able to take it from here.'"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), United States Representative
Jan 27, 2021
"Step up macroeconomic policy coordination ... abandon ideological prejudice ... close the divide between developed and developing countries ... come together against global challenges and jointly create a better future for humanity."
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, People's Republic of China
Jan 20, 2021
"Unity is the path forward."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States
Jan 13, 2021
"America will come back from these dark days and shine our light once again."
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor, California
Jan 07, 2021
"These tragedies have reminded us that words matter."
Barry Black
Barry Black, Chaplain, U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2021
"After a year of hardship, we can understand more than ever the significance of a community with a shared future for mankind."
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, China
Dec 16, 2020
"The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President-Elect, United States of America