Former governor Lord Patten, in Hong Kong for a book-promotion tour, brought some typical English weather with him as he returned to Government House for tea with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-...
Hong Kong's last governor Lord Patten yesterday said he would be amazed if democrats accepted any deal on full democracy without a timetable 'written in blood'.
On Monday, Hong Kong's last governor will have his first opportunity in nearly a decade to enjoy a cup of tea back in Government House.
I refer to the 'From the Corridors' column headlined, 'Silence is a step up for Tung's responses' (South China Morning Post, September 12).
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There were so many BBC journalists and technicians in Hong Kong over the handover that at times it seemed they were the Big British Contingent rather than a load of broadcasters.
When a staff member left Government House, the Pattens traditionally held a farewell lunch.
So when the roles were reversed, staff returned the favour.
It was a day of emotion for Governor Chris Patten as he spent his last 24 hours as a resident of Government House.
Post-1997 legislators should be able to censure the Chief Executive as they had criticised the Governor, Mr Patten said.
IT could have been the expat sale of the decade - except that Chris and Lavender Patten have decided to take home their tangible memories of five years in Hong Kong.
The Governor's launch, Lady Maurine, should be put to wider use, it has been sug gested.
The luxury vessel was used just nine times by the Pattens last year.
If you have ever spotted Governor Chris Patten or his wife, Lavender, at a banquet, charity ball, hospital visit, dinner, business opening or art exhibition, chances are Louise Law made it happen...