POLICY REVERSAL: A white paper that Beijing published in 2014 completely contradicts Deng Xiaoping’s vision and reveals China’s desire to ‘control everything,’ Martin Lee said
Date: Jan 29, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
Hong Kong Democratic Party founder and attorney Martin Lee (李柱銘) yesterday in
Taipei said that Beijing is deviating from the “one country, two systems” framework originally proposed by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (鄧小平) and China’s tight grip on the territory would only discourage Taiwanese from seeking unification.
“Since Beijing issued the 2014 white paper on Hong Kong, it has been implementing the ‘one country, two systems’ framework in a way that completely contradicted [Deng’s] original vision,” Lee told a Taipei news conference held by the Friends of Hong Kong and Macau Association.
Seeing the way the framework has been implemented in Hong Kong, “of course Taiwanese would be uninterested in it,” he added.
While Deng envisioned a system that would allow Hong Kong to remain highly autonomous, the white paper asserts that Beijing has “complete jurisdiction” over the territory, Lee said. [FULL STORY]