Why, then, stir up at this stage a sudden passion for democracy which the British colonial administration has been denying Hong Kong since 1841? The Chinese government has every right to be indignant, even though British intentions may not be as sinister as it suspects. China is the greatest nation and trading area in the world, with whom both our interests and those of Hong Kong demand the best possible relations.
The least John Major should do to minimise the damage is to recall his emissary to Hong Kong without delay.
Mrs M King