Chris Patten urges PM to raise Hong Kong plight on China visit

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In joint letter with Paddy Ashdown, last governor warns of threats to political freedoms

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, has called on Theresa May to challenge Beijing over its erosion of the former colony’s rights and freedoms when she travels to China this week on a three-day trade mission.

May’s arrival in China comes amid growing concern over the political situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which reverted to Beijing’s control in 1997 under the “one country, two systems” model, supposedly guaranteeing it greater freedoms than the more authoritarian mainland.

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