Quotes of the Week
In the way that it is used in Hong Kong, [Cantonese] is merely a coarse, vulgar relic of China's feudal past ... Hongkongers should be ashamed.
Post letter-writer Clark Li, who prefers Putonghua for official functions
The defendant has a good background, a well-off family, good education and outstanding academic achievement ... with a first-class honour in bachelor of business administration. And most importantly, [she] has caring and concerned parents.
Magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming, letting Amina Mariam Bokhary - the niece of Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary of the Court of Final Appeal - off lightly for admitting to slapping a police officer after a car accident and refusing a breath test
The government is too hot a kitchen and most people are unwilling to enter it.
Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying, explaining why high salaries are needed to attract talent as political assistants and bureau undersecretaries