Democracy Debate Transforms Hong Kong Election Contest – Jonathan Cheng

From The Wall Street Journal:

A by-election for a Hong Kong legislative seat is turning into a face-off between two well-known former government officials who represent different approaches toward shaping this former British colony’s political future.

In 2003, Regina Ip’s unflinching support for an antitreason law as secretary for security made her a symbol of fears that China would curtail Hong Kong’s political freedom. Yesterday, she announced plans to contest a vacant legislative seat — and work with Beijing to bring democratic ideals to Hong Kong.

“Democracy is the only way forward for Hong Kong,” Mrs. Ip said. [Full Text]

Read also Hong Kong’s ‘Dragon Lady’ to run in election by AFP, and Slightly sorry, Regina’s now raring to go by Diana Lee

September 28, 2007 9:17 AM
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