"I believe the public can see for themselves from TV news reports the seriousness of the situation. The (Hong Kong) government strongly condemns such violent acts. The police will apprehend the mobs and bring them to justice," Leung said.
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Many also believe he is a longtime secret member of China's Communist Party, which they say explains how he was named to a key post on a committee helping draft the Basic Law,
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