Monday, June 07, 2004

[HK Politics] Anson Chan writes a commentary in the latest issue of Time Asia: "I do not doubt that Beijing wants what is best for Hong Kong. In its eyes, stability is key. But the tactics being employed are likely to have the opposite effect. Hong Kong society is now polarized to an extent not seen in recent history ... Hong Kong people treasure the freedoms and rights enshrined in the territory's constitution. And they will fight to protect those rights. This does not mean they love their country less than self-professed patriots do. We yearn mainly for good, strong and transparent governance ... We ask our leaders in Beijing to put a little more trust in us. That trust will not be misplaced."