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Living with Patten legacy

AFTER reading the letter from Ms Angela Hughes, ''Fully behind plucky Patten (South China Morning Post, February 8) I would like to say some words about it.

Certainly everyone in Hongkong longs for democracy and a liberal government.

Changes should be made, I admit that. However, it should be at a slow pace. Bringing hope to the Hongkong people does not necessarily mean offending the Chinese Government.

I am happy that Ms Hughes sees Hongkong as her place since she regards Mr Patten as ''our Governor''. I don't know whether she will leave Hongkong or not when the Chinese Government takes over in 1997.

It seems that she does not foresee the trouble which will be brought by the changes. It will be us Chinese staying in Hongkong after 1997 who will have to live with the result. We all want a stable transition period.

Those who will leave Hongkong can say they are ''fully behind'' Mr Patten but I'm sorry to say that we who will remain, cannot. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED