Sir Robin McLaren, who died on July 20 aged 75, was a British diplomat who in the 1980s played a crucial part in the negotiations to transfer Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty; the following decade he was ambassador to Beijing during the turbulent tenure of Chris Patten as Governor of the territory.
The Princess of Wales makes a face in the direction of the media covering her arrival in Hong Kong 21 April after Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten (L) points them out. Lady Diana is on a three-day working visit to the territory.
Any denial of academic freedom is a blow struck against the meaning of a university. The irony today is that some of the most worrying attacks on academic freedom have been coming from inside universities.
Chris Patten: Opponents of globalisation are hypocrites
A controversial article written by Guardian staff Chris Patten: Opponents of globalisation are hypocrites, that explores the concept of globalisation, its measurement and its effect of free world trade.
Lord Patten, CHRIS PATTEN.....All about education, we all need to know, what's going on and what needs to be changed in diversifying world...
Chris Patten: UK risks 'selling its honour' on Hong Kong - BBC Newsnight 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 Emily Maitlis, he said the UK had let down "a generation" of democracy activists. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.