Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

November 20, 2014 11:33 PM

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Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory, Chris Patten, told a U.S. government commission on Thursday.

Patten rejected Chinese charges that Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were puppets of foreigners as a "slur" on a "wonderfully principled" movement.

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