UK risks 'selling its honour' on Hong Kong
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Chris Patten: UK risks 'selling its honour' on Hong Kong

The former governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, says the UK risks not meeting its promises to the territory and "selling its honour" in an attempt to reach trade deals with China.

Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Lord Patten said the UK had let down "a generation" of democracy activists.

It is 20 years since Hong Kong was returned to China after more than a century of British rule.

The UK government says it takes its commitments to Hong Kong seriously.

More on this story on BBC Newsnight at 22:30 on BBC Two

  • 25 Jan 2017