Exclusive: Hong Kong leaders will ‘always need to stand up to Beijing’, says city’s last governor Chris Patten

Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten tried, and yet ultimately failed, to leave behind a democratic system after the city’s 1997 handover to China – all whilst under massive pressure from Beijing. Patten took up his post as governor in 1992, at a time when the city’s future had been sealed through the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which was signed […]