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Lau Nai-keung was a man of conviction

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Love him or hate him, Lau Nai-keung was a man of conviction. One of the first Hong Kong people to join the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in the 1980s, the top advisory body to the central government, Lau, who died this week after a long battle with cancer aged 71, was usually described as “pro-Beijing” or “pro-China”.

Opposition critics have used such labels to taint opponents as opportunists. But Lau truly believed in the political stances he took, the commitments he made and the views he expressed, through countless newspaper columns, written in English and Chinese. You could argue with him, consider his views silly or wise, but never doubt that he believed in every word he said or wrote.

If for nothing else but simply as a fellow columnist, I found his........

© South China Morning Post