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It is difficult to say which is more ominous or more shameful

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A Chinese official stated with disarming frankness a few days ago that the so-called Provisional Legislature "exists under a legal system different from that of the British Hong Kong LegCo" ..... Those giving this advice appear either to misunderstand the common law or to regard it as dispensable: it is difficult to say which is more ominous, or more shameful.    @


Statement on the debate over civil liberties in Hong Kong 
January 30, 1997

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