Chris Patten said he did not think Chinese people do not care about human rights and politics because of Confucianism, as some have suggested. Photo: Edward Wong

China cannot ‘choke off’ Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations, says former governor Chris Patten

Patten says he is still hopeful Hongkongers will get democracy under Chinese rule, if change comes from within China

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Chris Patten said he did not think Chinese people do not care about human rights and politics because of Confucianism, as some have suggested. Photo: Edward Wong
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.