"I have served the Government of China for many years, first the Emperor, and after that the Republican Government at Nanking. I have always tried to do my best; but I must have committed errors--- though I do not know what they were---or this misfortune would not have befallen me. I have lost face."
Peter Fleming (1999). News from Tartary: A Journey from Peking to Kashmir. Evanston Illinois: Northwestern University Press. p. 327. ISBN 0810160714. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
"I lost my post when, as a result of the troubles, China lost her authority in Kashgar."Ma Shaowu