Pro-democratic lawmakers at a press conference on Wednesday. While the central government was getting tough on those calling forHong Kong independence, it was willing to communicate with people who had different views, on the condition that they backed “one country, two systems” and China’s resumption of Hong Kong’s sovereignty, the mainland expert said. Photo: Dickson Lee

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Pro-democratic lawmakers at a press conference on Wednesday. While the central government was getting tough on those calling forHong Kong independence, it was willing to communicate with people who had different views, on the condition that they backed “one country, two systems” and China’s resumption of Hong Kong’s sovereignty, the mainland expert said. Photo: Dickson Lee
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