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'One country, two systems' a total lie: exiled Chinese dissident

2011/01/26 20:03:50

Hong Kong, Jan. 26 (CNA) An exiled Chinese dissident saidWednesday that the "one country, two systems' formula that China hasapplied to Hong Kong is nothing but a total lie.

Wang Dan, one of the student leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Squaredemocratic movement that was squelched by the Chinese army in abloody crackdown, made the statement after the Hong Kong governmentdenied him entry to pay tribute to a late leader of the Hong Kongdemocratic movement.

"I'm sorry and angry to hear that the Hong Kong government hasrejected my entry application without giving any reasons, despite myguarantees that I will not get involved in any political activitiesthere," Wang told the Central News Agency.

Wang was hoping to visit Hong Kong to pay tribute to the memoryof Szeto Wah, the late chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Supportof Patriotic Democratic Movements of China. Szeto died on Jan. 2.

"Refusing me entry again tells the world that the 'one country,two systems' formula is a total lie, as the Hong Kong government hastotally given up its right to autonomy, and Beijing's will prevailsin all of Hong Kong," he said.

Wang was imprisoned and arrested several times for his role inthe Tiananmen incident and for leading various democratic movementsin China before his eventual exile to the U.S. in 1998.

He holds a doctorate degree from Harvard University and nowteaches Chinese history at National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu.

(By Wang Man-na, Kuo Mai-nan & Bear Lee)
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