Last colonial Hong Kong governor calls on UK to defend the city from Chinese ´pressure´

World 2020/6/5

Last colonial Hong Kong governor calls on UK to defend the city from Chinese ´pressure´

Lord Chris Patten has called for the world to ´reset´ their relations with Beijing - Bobby Yip/REUTERS

Lord Chris Patten, the last colonial governor of Hong Kong, called on the UK and like-minded nations to band together to defend against pressure from China and “reset” global relations with Beijing. 

The ruling Chinese Communist Party should not be allowed to “get away indefinitely with bullying and hectoring and breaking the rules,” Mr Patten said Friday. 

It sets “a very, very bad historical precedent if you allow the schoolyard bully to bully you one at a time.” 

Instead, nations should decide together that “we don’t deal with this nasty regime,” he said, denouncing leader “Xi Jinping and his mafioso” for shrinking freedoms in Hong Kong. But “it does mean we have to work together.” 

Mr Patten also urged

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