Hong Kong is a part of China and for the majority of the Chinese living in Hong Kong China is their motherland and Hong Kong their home. For a long time under British colonial rule, Hong Kong has been severed from her mother China. With the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, China will resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997; and with the promulgation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong will become a Special Administrative Region of China after 1997. History has bequeathed Hong Kong’s citizens the mission to bring into effect a smooth transition, to maintain Hong Kong’s economic prosperity and social stability, to establish a democratic system and to foster the progress and development of Hong Kong.
Coming from different social strata and sectors, we have a common wish to see the smooth return of Hong Kong to China, and share a common commitment to stay in Hong Kong and build a better home after 1997, to realize the vision of “one country, two systems” and “Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong”. To accomplish these goals, we have organized ourselves as the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and we are making public our Manifesto.