Quotes of The Week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 26 May, 2007, 12:00am

Perhaps the funniest thing about the Chinese government investing in Blackstone Group's IPO is that they will get 'non-voting common units'. Rather like their own people, really

Corporate activist David Webb, referring to Beijing's investment of US$3 billion in the US private equity group ahead of its public offering

Once, in the first-class cabin of a commercial flight, I watched in horror as a fellow passenger stripped to his underwear. The passenger changed into his pyjamas in front of the others. I felt embarrassed, and I am a man, let alone how the women would have felt

Tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung, giving a reason for his need to go private for air travel

I read with disgust your article on billionaire Joseph Lau Luen-hung's purchase of a Boeing 787 ... for his personal use. Clearly, the news of global warming from carbon dioxide emissions and the pollution poisoning our air has not reached him. The excesses of this tycoon are sickening

Post reader Carina Pico Martinez of Discovery Bay, commenting on the tycoon's purchase of the US$153 million aircraft in a letter to the editor

All citizens are stir-frying stocks

Wang Zhongming, a director at the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, using a Chinese idiom for stock market speculation