Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa has sent an alarming message that he is allowing China to influence the territory's politics, said the Democratic Party. Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan said Mr Tung's decision not to ban mainland donations to political parties would mean a free hand for China to influence the territory's politics. Mr Ho said it would set a bad precedent and encourage organisations in the mainland to interfere. 'It is very worrying that Mr Tung has only the concept of 'one country', but doesn't know how to carry out 'two systems' or protect Hong Kong people's interests. 'His unbalanced concepts of one country and two systems will provide more excuses for China to intervene in Hong Kong's affairs,' he said. The party accused the Chief Executive-designate of turning a deaf ear to strong opposition voices. The changes made to his controversial proposals in the consultation paper were minor, said legislator Cheung Man-kwong. 'We can see these so-called amendments are very technical in nature. The basic elements are not changed,' Mr Cheung said. The Frontier's Emily Lau Wai-hing said the amendments had not gone far enough and the introduction of the 'national security' concept was very worrying. 'It may involve the central Government in the interpretation. It opens a huge floodgate for all sorts of interventions,' Ms Lau said. But the Liberal Party, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) and Hong Kong Progressive Alliance pledged support for the new versions of the amendments. The Liberal's Ronald Arculli said the revised versions largely satisfied the party's demands. 'Mr Tung has given greater flexibility to demonstrators so they can go ahead even without the letter of no objection . . . it is quite similar to the current practice,' he said. Mr Arculli said the party would not move amendments to the two bills in the provisional legislature when they were tabled to the interim body in Shenzhen tomorrow. Progressive Alliance chairman Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen said it was reasonable not to extend the ban on foreign funding to China. 'The call to ban China from funding local groups is only a minority. After all, China has promised us 'one country, two systems' and would definitely not break her promise,' he said. Ip Kwok-him of the DAB said the new version was acceptable. 'Though we want to ban China from giving donations to Hong Kong, we can understand why Mr Tung did not accept this idea because we are one country,' he said.