Why is the Liberal Party so afraid of democracy? Why seek to appease China with a pale and anaemic copy of the type of election China would want to set up in 1997? We must reject the undemocratic monstrosity before us.
Independent legislator Jimmy McGregor
The abolition (by China) of representative institutions which are carefully constituted, properly elected, and which command the support of our people cannot be conducive to a smooth transition.
Chief Secretary Anson Chan
No one on earth would believe that there would be continuity as a result of the passing of the (government’s) 1992 package. Only an idiot would believe that.
Liberal Party leader Allen Lee
The hopes of 1997 have been crushed by Mr Patten who believed he knew how to deal with China.
Independent legislator Elsie Tu
No matter which package is passed today it cannot achieve the through-train, and Hong Kong people will suffer profound damage.
Independent legislator Eric Li
Are we crawling towards 1997 or are we walking tall?
United Democrats legislator Szeto Wah
The wish of the Hong Kong people is thai we have a high degree of autonomy from Beijing. They want you to do what they can’t do themselves.
United Democrats leader Martin Lee
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