''I didn't go to Beijing on taxpayers' money. I paid for my own ticket with my own money, thanks.'' - Economic Services Secretary Gordon Siu, speaking after his mystery trip to China. ''This is not a present he gives us. It belongs to Hong Kong. All we hope is just that he will not misspend the money.'' - Reaction from Xinhua's Zhang Junsheng on Chris Patten's new airport financing package. ''Are we going to hold a public hearing into every case?' - Legco member Philip Wong objecting to an investigation into the ICAC's dismissal of Alex Tsui. ''We are victims of our own success. Because we have so few accidents it is not something we've had to consider.'' Senior MTR man's reasons for the fact that the driver of a train which jumped the tracks was not tested for alcohol or drugs. ''People tend to go with glitz in Hong Kong.''- Architect Rimo Riva, whose Entertainment Building in Queen's Road Central won the territory's most prestigious architectural prize. ''The Hong Kong Government and the UNHCR should be pushing and hammering at the United States to pay the bill'' - Selina Chow's view of who should pick up the tab for the territory's unwanted Vietnamese. ''It'll be a mad scramble.'' - Penelope Post, Vietnam Business Association executive director, forecasting the reaction to the lifting of the American trade embargo.