Christopher Francis Patten (born in 1944) was Conservative Party chair (1990-1992), orchestrating the party's campaign for the 1992 general election, in which he lost his parliamentary seat.
He accepted the governorship of Hong Kong for the crucial five years prior to its transfer to China. His prodemocracy, anti-Chinese stance has the backing of many Hong Kong residents, but has been criticized by members of its business community.
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Chris Patten was a British Conservative politician, governor of Hong Kong from 1992.