Chris Patten: China’s security laws a betrayal of Hong Kong people

Last governor of former British colony says UK must stand up to Beijing rather than kowtow

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong and the UK has a moral, economic and legal duty to stand up for them, Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony, has said.

Beijing is set to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong after a sustained campaign of pro-democracy protests last year in the city, which enjoys many freedoms not allowed on mainland China.

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Author: Chris Michael and agencies | Source

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