What Tung Chee-hwa said before and after July 1 on Article 23 and the protest: June 26: 'Protecting national security is a divine duty for the people of Hong Kong ... It's a matter of glory or indignity [for] our race ... It's all right to join the march and express opinion. But marches which are over-politicised are not in Hong Kong's interests. The community will be seen as being split. Overseas investors will be wary about that.' July 18: 'It was a timely reminder for me. No matter how good my officials and I believe a certain policy is, we should not, and cannot, ask the public to accept it as a matter of course ...We are actively preparing, in time, to respond to people's aspirations. Our style of governance, our philosophy, as well as the personnel and affairs of the whole ruling team, must move ahead with the times.'