Hong Kong’s ‘Father Of Democracy’ Vows To Keep Pushing For Vote

From AFP:

Hong Kong’s leading democracy campaigner Martin Lee vowed Thursday to carry on his battle for universal suffrage in the southern Chinese city, despite retiring after 23 years as a legislator.

Lee, hailed as the “father of democracy” in Hong Kong, said he would continue to travel overseas and update foreign leaders on both the “good and bad things” about political progress here.

“I will continue to speak out inside and out of Hong Kong,” he said at a lunch at the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club, a day before his career as a lawmaker officially ends.

He said he remained upbeat about the implementation of universal suffrage in Hong Kong and the mainland.


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