On the Tung administration (September 21): 'This toadying culture will destroy Hong Kong. It means people have to do something that the government likes and what Beijing likes. We do not know who is really in charge of Hong Kong now. Many people keep talking, but Tung Chee-hwa remains rather silent.' On religion and Falun Gong (September 21): 'We do not want to see Hong Kong becoming like any other city in the mainland. If other kinds of freedom are in danger, we are going to lose religious freedom very soon. So we have to speak out at once if we see any freedom being jeopardised.' On the right-of-abode issue (September 21): 'He [Mr Tung] never has time for us. The issue has troubled Hong Kong for so long, he should have at least given us a chance to talk about it. It's very bad, I am very, very disappointed.' On the ministerial system (July 13): 'Such an important change should be introduced with consultation with the people. It seems even high-ranking people are not able to explain what it's about. It's really confusing.' On China (April 1999): 'I have frequently noted in China that oppressed people in turn become oppressors as soon as they are given an opportunity. Everyone has an instinctive capacity to become an emperor, a tyrant.'