PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 April, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 April, 1996, 12:00am

'I don't care what their editorial policy is, I only know that RTHK is a government department using taxpayers' money.' - Xinhua deputy director Zhang Junsheng, after RTHK spelled out its editorial independence in the face of the Preparatory Committee's demand for air time.

'Mr Patten would not be pleased. But at least he is getting lunch.' - Martin Lee Chu-ming, described on the National Press Club notice board in Washington as President of Hong Kong. Mr Lee gave a breakfast briefing. Mr Patten, due there soon, will talk at lunchtime.