A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP
A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP

Letters | For the UK to champion Hong Kong democracy is sheer hypocrisy

  • Why did the UK try to give democracy to Hong Kong only after ruling it as a colony for around 150 years?
  • Promotion of democracy for Hong Kong now costs it nothing and gives it an excuse to claim the moral high ground

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP
A dragon dance is performed as the official car for the departure of Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten and Britain’s Prince Charles passes by, following a farewell parade at the former HMS Tamar military base on June 30, 1997. The event marked an end to 156 years of British colonial rule in the city. Photo: AFP
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