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Chris Patten - East and West (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU SHB000652
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
  • Published : 1998 (McMillan)
  • ISBN : 9780333747872
  • SKU : SHB000652
  • Quantity Available : 1

Patten provides a unique insight into the pre-handover period and the uphill struggle of negotiating with 'Peking'. Over the course of 150 years of British rule, it wasn't until 1984 that the idea of electing a Chief Executive was spoken about. Previously the British government appointed a governor with not an ounce of democracy present.

Now protesters sprawl the streets of Hong Kong demanding the promise of universal suffrage to be upheld, a concept that was suggested by Patten as an avid democrat and someone who is still very much respected in the East.

Probably the best book on East/West politics, market relationships and the progression of Asian economies written recently.


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