28 May 1998
Martin Lee Welcomes US President's Visit to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Democratic Party Chairman Martin Lee today welcomed US President
Bill Clinton's upcoming visit to Hong Kong and China, which he hoped would
send a strong message of support for the development of democratic institutions
in Hong Kong, China and Asia.
Martin Lee commented:
"I look forward to meeting with President Clinton again when he
visits Hong Kong at the beginning of July. I intend to discuss with him
the implications of Hong Kong's historic first elections as part of China
and how Hong Kong's positive example -- specifically in democratic development,
civil liberties and the rule of law -- can enhance prospects for real progress
in these areas in China.
I am also particularly glad the President will see Hong Kong's democratically
elected representatives during his visit here, including elected leaders
of other parties. I hope this will serve to illustrate the diversity of
democratic voices in Hong Kong and to recognise the importance of the electoral
mandate these representatives have earned from Hong Kong people."