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Choke the voice of the Public

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Why is it that privileged (Hong Kong) people are prepared to sign up to arrangements whose sole intention is to choke the voice of those, who by every measure, represent the majority of the public opinion. They wouldn't do so if they didn't have foreign passport in their back pocket.@


Interview by Newsweek 
May 7, 1996, Hong Kong Standard

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Note :

Patten was neither the first nor the last one before the transfer of sovereignty to  jab at those rich and famous in Hong Kong who put their own agenda before the  common good of the community. In his speech to the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London in September 1992, Legislative Councilor David Li Kwok-po (_) said: "It is ironic to see the millionaire politicians, high priests of Hong Kong's capitalism, bowing before the alter of communism during their servile pilgrimages to Beijing." 
In an interview with the Newsweek published on June 9, 1997, the Chief Secretary, Mrs. Anson Chan Fang On-sang, also warned the public of the political brown nosers among them: "I have to say that at this stage, I have little fear about Chinese leaders interfering in Hong Kong's autonomy. I am more afraid and apprehensive about what certain groups within the community might do consciously or unconsciously in courting interference, for either misplaced motives or, worse still, for narrow, selfish vested interests. This is where we need to watch."

 

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