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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It is the “rankest hypocrisy” for people such as former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to criticise China for failing to introduce democracy to Hong Kong, after the UK did nothing to encourage democracy in the territory during colonial rule. That’s according to Beijing’s ambassador in London, Liu Xiaoming, who has also said that Patten’s recent ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's Patten against Cameron, not Tung This week, the last governor of Hong Kong and the first chief executive of the SAR both spoke on Beijing's proposed plan for the city's constitutional reform. Chris Patten likened Beijing's plan to the stage-managed democracy in Iran, while Tung Chee-hwa said it would lead to a "real ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    CY Leung’s office hits back at Hong Kong’s ex-governor Chris Patten over political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The Chief Executive’s Office has hit back at former governor Chris Patten’s comments on Beijing’s reform plan, after Beijing loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai criticised Patten for looking at Hong Kong from a “pre-handover viewpoint”. On Tuesday, Patten said the UK had a continuing “moral and political obligation to ensure that China respects its ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says ex-governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... colonial governor of Hong Kong. In an article published in the Financial Times, Chris Patten also stressed that even if there were “commercial consequences” for speaking up – referring to trade ... Tony Cheung and Peter So Vetting of chief executive in future elections 'more or less' what happens in Iran, says Patten as he urges London to speak up Britain has a duty to Hong ...

  5. News - World - VATICAN CITY

    Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to lead Vatican media reform

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City Patten to modernise mediaset-up for Twitter fan pope Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten is to head up an advisory committee to modernise the Holy ... is to head up its scandal-plagued bank as part of an overhaul ordered by Pope Francis after a year-long inquiry. Patten, 70, the chancellor of Oxford University, will lead an 11-member committee ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Patten attacks Beijing's white paper Former British governor Chris Patten hit out at Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it was "wholly reasonable" for Hongkongers to protest. In an interview with the Financial Times, Patten said Hong Kong judges should not be subject to political considerations, referring to a statement ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's last governor Chris Patten undergoes major heart surgery, quits BBC

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:30am by Agencies and Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies and Staff Reporter Ex-governor Patten resigns from high-profile role as chairman of the BBC Trust following heart surgery but remains as chancellor of Oxford University Patten quits BBC post after heart surgery Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor before the city was handed back to China in 1997, has undergone major heart surgery, the BBC reported on Tuesday ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lost in translation? Beijing accuses Chris Patten of 'reckless disregard for the truth'

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Lost in translation? Beijing and Patten clash Beijing's Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused Britain's last governor of the city, Chris Patten, of a "reckless disregard for the truth" and "confusing black with white". It follows Patten's remarks in an RTHK interview during a visit to the city last week in his capacity as chancellor ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Attacks on Hong Kong journalists 'profoundly serious' says Chris Patten

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Attacks on journalists 'serious', warns Patten Recent attacks on media workers in Hong Kong were "profoundly serious", Chris Patten said yesterday, ... chief editor of Ming Pao, was critically wounded in another assault. "What's happened has been profoundly serious," Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, said in an interview, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chris Patten and former British judge back rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau, Vivienne Chow and Tanna Chong

    ... Stuart Lau, Vivienne Chow and Tanna Chong Chris Patten and Lord Woolf echo senior local legal figures in speaking up for the importance of freedoms to Hong Kong’s future success Britons ... judicial figures to preserve its freedoms. Former governor Chris Patten faced questions on local affairs as he attended an exhibition opening in his capacity as chancellor of the University ...




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