“Just like Kobe, state-owned companies usually get acquitted when they’ve been accused of raping someone!” (Disclaimer: Not an actual Li Rongrong quote)
“State-owned enterprises should take the starring role, like Kobe does for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. By using only substitutes rather than using Kobe, the Lakers would not be able to win the game; by relying only on private enterprises, China simply cannot be competitive in the global marketplace.”
-LI RONGRONG, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE-OWNED ASSETS SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE COUNCIL.
Li favorably compared SOE’s to the petulant basketball demi-god that is Kobe Bryant during a recent CPPCC meeting on the coordinated development of SOE’s and private companies.
For the full article from China.org.cn on Li’s basketball analogy, click here.