Dorothy Liu Yiu-chu, seen here in 1988, was a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee. During the squabbles between Britain and China in the 1980s and early 1990s, she was solidly on China’s side. But, after the issue of sovereignty was settled, the debate shifted to the extent of the autonomy that the then British colony could enjoy after the handover. In that discussion, she was firmly on Hong Kong’s side. Photo: SCMP Pictures

To Beijing, with love: please stay out of Hong Kong’s leadership race

Frank Ching imagines what the late Dorothy Liu, a fair-minded NPC delegate who had the trust of both Beijing and Hongkongers, would have told Chinese leaders, amid deep fears that the next Hong Kong chief executive will be a mere stooge

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Dorothy Liu Yiu-chu, seen here in 1988, was a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee. During the squabbles between Britain and China in the 1980s and early 1990s, she was solidly on China’s side. But, after the issue of sovereignty was settled, the debate shifted to the extent of the autonomy that the then British colony could enjoy after the handover. In that discussion, she was firmly on Hong Kong’s side. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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