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I don't think that what I am proposing is Revolutionary
it is Evolutionary

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I don't think that what I am proposing is revolutionary, it is evolutionary. 
If I was not being attacked so eloquently from the north, I guess I would be attacked by the liberal community in Hong Kong for not going far enough. 
I very much hope that we can have a rational dialogue and discussion on these matters. There is nothing to be said for having a discussion in which one side puts proposals and the other doesn't.
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Statement on the introduction of  democratic reform in Hong Kong  
November 17, 1992, 
Hong Kong Standard 

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Note :

Beijing rejected Patten's political reform package on the grounds that it had violated the principle of gradual evolution. China's understanding of the Sino-British Joint declaration was that the British administration should not attempt anything drastic to change the social environment of Hong Kong in the countdown to 1997. In the other extreme, Legislative Councilor Emily Lau Wai-hing, was also unhappy about the reform initiative. She demanded that the 60-seat law-making chamber be open completely for direct elections.

 

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