A senior Xinhua official yesterday attacked people he said believed 'anti-China activities' could survive beyond colonial rule. Assistant director Lee Wui-ting told a meeting of SAR National People's Congress (NPC) deputies that such activities fundamentally contradicted the idea of 'one country', which took precedence over 'two systems'. People who advocated the idea were trying to overshadow the idea of change with the promises that Hong Kong would remain unchanged for at least 50 years, he said. 'Deng Xiaoping said the 'one country, two systems' policy itself was a significant change,' said Mr Lee. 'One of them is that Hong Kong changed from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region under the sovereignty of China after the handover.' Mr Lee would not say whether he was referring to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China or their annual activities to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre. 'I was only talking about questions of cognition and understanding,' he said after the NPC meeting. Mr Lee said it was hard to estimate the damage done by such 'anti-China activities' and their advocates. There could be a number of different activities, he said. 'Different solutions will have to be applied to problems of different nature. 'It takes time to solve the problems. We will meet difficulties and obstacles. But if we try our best, we will get the result we desire.' The capitalist system in the SAR could not tamper with socialism in the mainland or vice versa. People should not exaggerate the conflict of two systems while neglecting the mutual interest in incorporating the two. Some Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference deputies are to ask CPPCC chairman Li Ruihuan to clarify their role in Hong Kong at a meeting this morning. It has been prompted in part by some deputies' dissatisfaction about their being ignored in the protocol of the SAR.