"The success of Hong Kong is the freedoms we enjoy. Freedom of every nature– freedom of thought, freedom of movement, freedom of the press, freedom of information, freedom to be creative. They will all be preserved [under Chinese rule]. I cannot emphasize this more."

—C.H. Tung, the new chief executive of Hong Kong installed by the Chinese

"Parents want Hollywood to stop playing Big Brother."

—Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a V-chip advocate, speaking for critics of the industry-proposed TV ratings system