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Hong Kong’s last UK governor says crackdowns ‘heartbreaking’

Beijing’s crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong has been “a lot worse” than expected, the last British governor of the city said Monday as he launched a new book to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s handover to Chinese rule. Chris Patten, who led Britain’s last government in Hong Kong before the Asian financial hub was returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, said it was “heartbreaking” to see its transformation. “I thought there was a prospect that (China) would keep its word, and I’m sorry that it hasn’t,” he said in London.