HK’s Tsang Apologises For Gaffe – BBC News

_44174380_tsang_afp203b.jpg From BBC News:

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang has apologised for suggesting that China’s Cultural Revolution was an extreme form of democracy.

Mr Tsang came under fire for citing the Cultural Revolution to argue that social stability should not be sacrificed for democratic development. The Cultural Revolution was an extreme example of people taking power into their own hands, he told RTHK radio. A statement from Mr Tsang said he would like to retract his comments. [Full Text]

[Image: Mr Tsang said he was “very sorry” for the “inappropriate” remarks, from AFP.]

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