On report, "US will keep its nose out of Hong Kong poll, says envoy Clifford Hart", September 25: chuchu59 - I cannot find fault with Hart's comments. In fact, they sound meek in comparison with comments made by his predecessors or other American diplomats who use the "democracy" card at every opportunity to bash China. Quite rightly, the US should stay out of this and watch developments. Knowing them, they will shout out at the top of their voices once China is seen to be hindering democracy in HK. hilaryj - I don't think America even knows how to mind its own business.