LU ''We are not introducing any new structure. It is Mr Patten who sets up another stove [which fails to converge with the Basic Law]. We hope he withdraws his political package and returns to the track of the Joint Declaration, Basic Law and past agreements.'' - Head of China's Hongkong and Macau Affairs office Lu Ping, two days before Exco agreed the Patten package should be submitted to Legco for approval. ZHOU ''It is clearly stated in the Basic Law that . . . the majority of them will continue to work for the Special Administrative Region Government.'' - Director of Hongkong's New China News Agency Zhou Nan, falling short of ensuring the through train forall senior Hongkong civil servants at the Guangzhou conference for Hongkong advisers to China. MITTERRAND ''Why do you speak in the plural? I have a single piece of advice: lift the embargo.'' - French President Mitterrand, in Cambodia, explaining what advice he would give to President Bill Clinton on the US trade embargo against Vietnam. LAU ''As president of Exco he should be subject to the same rules as everyone else. After all, he should not be above everybody else.'' - Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing demanding that Governor Chris Patten follows the example of legislators and declare his personal financial interests. WONG ''A lot of the problem seems to be that women have a different definition of harassment which includes non-body contact with tasteless jokes. Even unwanted kissing sometimes is considered not very serious by [the] authorities.'' - Linda Wong Sau-yung,spokeswoman for the Hongkong Federation of Women's Centres, commenting on a survey which claimed 50 per cent of Hongkong women had received an obscene phone call. HELMS ''We would like to see the Chinese authorities significantly reduce their 300 per cent duty on all new cars. It is this levy which creates a great demand for luxury cars stolen in Hongkong.'' - Accident Insurance Association chairman Nick Helms afternew figures revealed that luxury car thefts in the territory cost motor insurers $1 billion last year. EDDINGTON ''We do not know where these people are. Our In-flight Services Department is trying to find them now.'' - Cathay Pacific Managing Director Rod Eddington on the hunt for flight attendants whom he later learnt were on leave during the airline's recent strike. KONHEIM ''Older women are bigger and fatter but they still want to be size four or six even though they are really an eight or a 10. We will cut a a big size for the older woman and call it a size four or six and everyone will be happy.'' - Bud Konheim president of garment manufacturer Nicole Miller Ltd.