I would rather be ashes than dust
Hong Kong, it seems to me, has always lived by the author, Jack London's credo:
"I would rather be ashes than
I would rather be a superb
Whatever the challenges ahead, nothing should bring this meteor crashing to earth, nothing should snuff out its glow. I hope that Hong Kong will take tomorrow by storm. And when it does, History will stand and cheer.
Policy address at the opening of the 1996/97
session of the Legislative Council
October 2, 1996