THE Governor was yesterday accused of setting deadlines to put pressure on China. Commenting on Mr Patten's remarks that only weeks were left for the reform talks, Zhang Junsheng, a vice-director of Xinhua (the New China News Agency), said: ''If the British side wants to use the deadline to put any pressure to the Chinese side, I don't think they will succeed. ''Mr Patten didn't say he would return to the 'three accords' in his speech,'' he said. ''I think he still doesn't want to give up his wrong position regarding the electoral arrangements for the '94/95 elections.'' His criticism was echoed by leading pro-China newspapers, which said Mr Patten was being confrontational and making the Legislative Council the ''scapegoat'' for the impasse. Ta Kung Pao warned Mr Patten he was treading ''a dangerous road'' by pushing forward with plans to expand democracy. ''If he does not turn back, the interests of the people that he wholeheartedly wants to protect will be lost.'' Wen Wei Po said Mr Patten ducked his responsibility when he suggested he would put his proposals to Hong Kong's legislature if agreement with China proved impossible. ''This is absolutely not fair,'' it said. ''It's Patten again who has unilaterally decided that the talks would be concluded within weeks.''