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‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’: an interview with Martin Lee, grandfather of democracy

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  1. Sahasrahla
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    The whole interview is worth reading, but I wanted to highlight this at the end: There's a lot of gloom and pessimism about this and many other topics, but this quote is a good reminder that we...

    The whole interview is worth reading, but I wanted to highlight this at the end:

    With street battles in Wan Chai again about to rage long into the night, I press him to be more exact. Can the birds of civil society, free elections and constitutional democracy now move mountains, a few stones at a time? What are their chances of success?

    His eyes light up. “I’d say 1%”, he replies. “That’s quite high, don’t you think?”

    There's a lot of gloom and pessimism about this and many other topics, but this quote is a good reminder that we need to be hopeful enough to pursue even those 1% chances when things look most bleak.

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