"The problem is long-term; the problem is intercultural, social; it is security, and it will be growingly so. My immediate advice, whatever the humanitarian issues, which I share, [...] would be to close the borders as soon as possible." - Sergei Karaganov, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the non-governmental Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Russia
"Now, when we talk about security, we really have a new situation and concept. We are living in a globalized time, and the region is highly economically integrated. [...] We have shared common interests together." - Zhang Yunling, Professor, Academy Member and Director of International Studies at the CASS.
"There is a continuous competition between pathogens and humans, and the whole thing that links them together is the ecosystem. Unless we see pathogens, or health, more generally, in the ecosystem, [...] we will not really get a grip on these issues." - Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Globalization might have run its course; the excess profit it used to bring will diminish, highlights Akinari Horii, former Assistant Governor, Bank of Japan, Special Adviser of The Canon Institute for Global Studies.
""Human dignity is the same everywhere; otherwise, hypocrisy prevails. [...] It is our duty to welcome refugees and secure the areas involved, to preserve diversity." - Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France