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Hong Kong Democracy Activist to Meet Rice in Washington

Hong Kong’s top pro-democracy activist will meet U.S. national security adviser Condoleeza Rice during a controversial visit to Washington to brief senators about the Chinese city’s fight for more democracy. The meeting would be one of the highest contacts yet between Hong Kong’s pro-democracy forces and the Bush administration and is certain to trigger more criticism from China, which has repeatedly warned Washington not to meddle in its affairs. “I’ll be having a meeting with her tomorrow (Thursday),” Martin Lee told Reuters by telephone from Washington. Lee, a lawyer and veteran legislator, also said that he would meet the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Lorne Craner. Full Story

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