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 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
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
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 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
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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