Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 April, 2007, 12:00am

'The most popular people in the city are rich and the [Communist] Party is even changing the constitution so that businesspeople can be members'

Novelist Qiu Xiaolong, explaining what makes Shanghai tick

'We have tried to help one of the families to get back the ashes'

Prince of Wales Hospital chief executive Fung Hong, disclosing the mortuary's body mix-up that caused an 88-year-old man's body to be given to the wrong family and cremated

'For 300 years [the footbridge] has been the main crossing for men, cows and vehicles between the village and the farms; I won't and I can't tear it down'

Yau Fung-shun, who is fighting a government order to demolish a footbridge over a dried-up stream that divides his garden business on two plots of land, parts of which may be government land

'The Transport Department just says bikes are not for transport, they're for recreation, so they don't have any responsibility to plan for bicycles'

Raymond Ho Man-kit, a member of the Sai Kung district council's traffic and transport committee, who is part of a group pressing the government to extend cycling paths in the district to public housing estates