Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng

Legislative Council of Hong Kong

Letters | Hong Kong still paying the price for Britain’s failure to bring democracy when it had the chance

  • Britain twice passed up the opportunity to democratise Hong Kong when it had the power, and time, to do so, only pushing ahead with democratic reform when it realised there was no chance of extending British rule beyond 1997

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Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s 28th and last colonial governor, during his swearing-in ceremony in July 1992, tells of his determination to lead the city through the vital five years to Chinese rule in 1997. Photo: Robert Ng
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