|Anson Chan Fang On-sang reminds us to protect Hong Kong's core values|
"I'm not anti-China. I fully respect 'one country, two systems', but I place equal emphasis on both one country and two systems," she said. "If you see things happening that are chipping away at 'one country, two systems' and eroding our rights and freedoms, then you have a duty to stand up and have the courage of your convictions, that's all I am doing."
When it comes to democracy, Chan says those "who have the ear of Beijing should impress upon them that the SAR's current constitutional framework needs reform such as genuine steps towards universal suffrage and the development of political parties to make Hong Kong stable," she said, adding that if this was not done, "Hong Kong will become increasingly ungovernable".
The Occupy Central movement led by associate law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting is regarded as the last ditch attempt to force both the Hong Kong and central governments' hand in pushing through democracy for 2017. So far those against it have criticized it at every opportunity, but Chan says it would be better if the government tried to forge consensus and establish an electoral package that would be agreeable to all.
|Where's the wolf Leung Chun-ying Hong Kong was scared of?|
We were wrong. Instead Leung is going through the motions of what Beijing and the Liaison Office want, and not thinking clearly about what is best for Hong Kong.
He is in a difficult position, but his plunging ratings show that he's not the smartest cookie in the city. He was described as a wolf, but really he seems like an obedient lamb.
Where's the wolf to protect Hong Kong's interests?