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British politician and colonial administrator

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Chris Patten: British politician and colonial administrator
Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, is a British politician who served as the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1997 and Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1992. He was made a life peer in 2005 and has been Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2003.

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Former Hong Kong governor: China's proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda

The United Kingdom should ensure that China's efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong are on the agenda for the G7 meeting in June, Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong..
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China has betrayed Hong Kong, former HK governor says

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.
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'Immoral and monstrous': Boris Johnson under pressure to waive £624 healthcare charge on migrants working for NHS during coronavirus

Former Conservative chair Chris Patten says it would be 'madness and wickedness' to levy the fee on those fighting Covid-19 in NHS
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Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a 'catastrophe', Patten says

Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of..
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Hong Kong protests: Theresa May urged to confront China over violent clashes sparked by extradition bill

Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten has urged Theresa May to confront China over the violent demonstrations in the territory, to prove her policy is not "driven by fear and greed".
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Hong Kong extradition bill a 'terrible blow' to rule of law: Patten

Hong Kong's last British governor Chris Patten said on Thursday a proposed extradition bill allowing suspects to be sent to China for trial is a "terrible blow" to the rule of law and will undermine..
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