Monday, July 17, 2006

Fatty Pang looks back

Chris Patten"I think we did make things better for a lot of people in Hong Kong. We spent a lot on housing and childcare, on education and facilities for the disabled and the elderly. But there was a lot of huffing and puffing from the Chinese community. I was described as a sinner condemned for a thousand generations, a whore, a tango dancer. One local businessman put an advert in the paper offering money to get rid of me." —Lord Patten, last governor of Hong Kong


Toby Stevens said...

It was odd how he met such resistance. I first visited HK for the handover, and moved out there soon afterwards. I never encountered a local Chinese person who had a bad word to say about Chris Patten, and most of them spoke of him with affection. I wonder how they feel after 9 years under Beijing?

Ian Brown said...

He was all over the TV and nearly mobbed in HK promoting his book last November while I was last visiting :)