Chris Patten - updates

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Hong Kong lawmakers call for inquiry into city leader

Nov 05, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Leung denies allegations made by an Australian newspaper last month that he failed to declare HK 50 million 6 5 million received from Australian engineering company UGL while in office

C.Y. LEUNG. Pro-democracy protesters hold up pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying outside the government house as they rally as part of the ongoing Occupy Central protest movement in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 22 October 2014. Jeon Heon Kyun/EPA

Tensions soar in HK as police bring in rubber bullets

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:55 PM

OccupyCentral Day 5: The late afternoon resupply by Hong Kong police officers causes widespread alarm among protesters as their leaders issue fresh calls for people to swell their ranks

CONFRONTATION. A protester argues with a Hong Kong police officer, as he is wedged tightly against the wall running around the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) barracks, by protesters trying to stop him carrying containers of CS handburst grenades (tear gas) into the adjacent Hong Kong Chief Executive's Office on day 5 of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Central, Hong Kong, China, 02 October 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Protesters press HK leader to quit, China tells US to back off

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:11 AM

UPDATED Demonstrators who have shut down central areas of the southern Chinese city for four days have given chief executive Leung Chun ying until midnight to step down or face escalated action

Pro-democracy protesters face policemen as they wait for Hong Kong chief executive outside the Legislative Counsel Office, on October 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. Xaume Olleros/AFP

Ex-governor Patten urges 'genuine dialogue' in Hong Kong

Oct 02, 2014 - 1:19 AM

I think we ve got to see dialogue replacing tear gas and pepper spray says Chris Patten

GENUINE DIALOGUE. Hong Kong's last colonial governor Chris Patten says 'we've got to see dialogue replacing tear gas and pepper spray.' File photo by Aaron Tam/AFP

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:36 AM

The BBC showed basic journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse an internal investigation found on Monday

BBC IN CRISIS. A journalist is seen presenting in front of camera, outside the BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

BBC's director of news and deputy step aside: reports

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED The BBC s director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell have stepped aside amid the crisis over Jimmy Savile and a report wrongly accusing a politician of child abuse reports said Monday

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Crisis-hit BBC needs 'thorough, structural, radical overhaul' - chair

Nov 12, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Chris Patten the chairman of the BBC Trust said there must now be a thorough structural radical overhaul of the way the BBC was run although he said he would not be resigning over the row

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