Seasoned protester and political activist Shing Wai-pong, 46, is a thorn in the police's side. Along with members of the radical April 5 group, he takes part in virtually every political rally in Hong Kong - from the Diaoyu Islands demonstrations to the annual June 4 protest outside the Xinhua (New China News Agency) offices in Happy Valley. In 1990 he introduced the ritual of placing a black coffin outside Xinhua's main entrance during the June 4 protests, a practice which has led to confrontations with the police every year. Mr Shing is a taxi driver and lives alone in Chai Wan. His Malaysian-Chinese wife and 15-year-old daughter recently returned to Malaysia for reasons unrelated to his protest activities. What does the handover mean to you? It means nothing to me. It doesn't exist. Before and after, I will carry on with the same activities in protest against the communist dictatorship. It's a question of persistence and sticking to your goal. If you have a lot of money or a pretty face with girls chasing after you, you may feel different. But I have nothing and I am like none of those people. I am fighting for justice. But aren't you afraid? I am not a fool. Long ago when I got into protesting against the Chinese dictatorship, I knew what I was getting into. I was prepared for the worst. I am not afraid of death or jail. Anyway, I have suffered nothing compared with people like Wei Jingsheng and Wang Dan. They are the real heros. I measure myself against them. My wife and child left Hong Kong so now I have nothing to worry about. What do you plan to do during the handover? We will be like paratroopers. About 20 to 30 of us in groups of three or four will be wearing funeral-white costumes and carrying banners with democratic messages against dictatorship around the Convention and Exhibition Centre. If we grouped together it would be easier for the police to deal with us. We will not be breaking the law. If they arrest us or interfere with our work, it will show the world what we can expect from the future Hong Kong government.