Book Event


Chris Patten

The Hong Kong Diaries
In conversation with Stefan Stern

Monday 26th September, 6.30-7.30pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent


Chris Patten will share his invaluable first- hand experience of a hugely significant point in Hong Kong’s (and Britain’s) history – as well as his thoughts on future relations with China.

Lord Patten will share insights into how Hong Kong was run as a British colony and tell the story of what happened as the handover approached. He will tell us how he sought to strengthen the institutions of self-government, only to be met by opposition. He will also bring us up to date with an account of what has happened in Hong Kong since the handover, offering a powerful assessment of recent events and offering insights into how to deal with China – then and now.

'Get into BookFest' tickets available at £10 for 19s and under.

This event is sponsored by WSM Private Client.

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