CHINA will not be told of the Executive Council's views on the package of political reforms proposed by the Governor, Mr Chris Patten, a British source said yesterday. Although draft legislation on the establishment of a boundary commission was endorsed at Tuesday's Exco meeting, the source cited Exco's rule of confidentiality as the reason China could not be briefed. But he thought it likely Beijing would seek information on the Exco talks through its contacts in the territory. It is understood that draft bills on the election committee and the functional constituency elections will be submitted to Exco on February 2. Describing China's urging of Mr Patten to abandon his package as ''a dead end'', the source said it was difficult for the two sides to sit down and talk with such a pre-condition. Meanwhile, Britain's ambassador to China, Sir Robin McLaren, said yesterday there was nothing new in Mr Patten's comment on Tuesday that he hoped the Legislative Council would come up with a final package of reforms that would be acceptable to Hongkong, Britain and China. Sir Robin declined to say whether there would be diplomatic contact between China and Britain before the draft bills were submitted to Legco on February 17. In Hongkong, Mr Patten said he had stressed from the outset that Hongkong's political reforms should be acceptable to China. ''It would be very curious to start on this argument hoping that one would finish up with an outcome which is unacceptable to Hongkong, or to the present or future sovereign powers,'' he said after touring Wan Chai. Seven members of the Liberal Democratic Federation yesterday called on Mr Patten to discuss his proposals with China before tabling them in Legco. Speaking after a 50-minute meeting with the Governor, representatives urged him to re-open dialogue with Beijing and rebuild co-operation and trust between Britain and the mainland.