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The Hong Kong Diaries: In conversation with Lord Chris Patten


The Observer has described him as 'the best Tory Prime Minister we never had'. Lord Patten of Barnes is the current Chancellor of Oxford University and former MP for Bath. Lord Patten was Governor of Hong Kong from 1992 until 1997, Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing after the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and European Commissioner for External Relations from 1999 until 2004.

25 years after one of the most pivotal moments in British-Chinese relations, the Mishcon Academy speak to Lord Patten, who will be discussing his new book, The Hong Kong Diaries. Between 1992 and 1997, Lord Patten kept a diary describing in detail how Hong Kong was run as a British Colony, what happened as the handover approached, and his efforts to secure political freedom for Hong Kong's institutions. With unrivalled insights into international politics, join us for a fascinating discussion with Lord Patten on Hong Kong, the handover and what has happened since.

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