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

Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democracy”.

A practising barrister, former parliamentarian and founding chairperson of the United Democrats, Hong Kong’s first political party, Lee played a leading role in the group that drafted the Basic Law that specified the fundamental constitutional rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens when the former British territory was handed back to China in 1997.

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Now in his ninth decade, Lee still looks boyishly young and he is still heavily invested in …

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