Xi Jinping must calm 'hearts and minds' of Hong Kong, says Patten

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As the former colony prepares for the visit of the Chinese president to mark 20 years since the handover, the last British governor warns over freedoms

Chinese president Xi Jinping must strive to calm the “hearts and minds” of Hong Kong’s seven million citizens during the upcoming commemorations of the 20th anniversary of handover, the territory’s last British governor has said.

On 1 July it will be two decades since the former colony reverted to Chinese control under the “one country, two systems” formula, which guaranteed it far greater freedoms than the authoritarian mainland.

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