Hong Kong Activists Surround Last British Governor, Reactions

Patten's car is surrounded.

Patten's car is surrounded.

From NetEase:

The Last Governor of Hong Kong Governor Surrounded by Crowd Holding Colonial Flags During Visit to Hong Kong

2014 March 20, China Hong Kong, Chris Patten, the last Governor of Hong Kong and current Chancellor of Oxford University attended an event co-hosted by Oxford University and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. While entering the venue, Patten and a dozen or so Hong Kong citizens were surrounded by “Hong Kong People First” members.

A sign put on Patten's car.

These people were holding British national flags and the colonial flag of Hong Kong, as well as playing the British national anthem on their mobile phones, expressing their desire that Hong Kong return to under Britain’s rule.

Patten is facing the crowd.

Patten only shook hands with them, did not respond to their questions, and left under the escort of security guards and the police. When asked by a reporter whether someone who opposes [the Chinese] central government could be elected Chief Executive, Patten expressed refusal to play the role of a football/soccer commentator, commenting on all the affairs of Hong Kong, stressing that his views on Basic Law, “One Country, Two Systems“, Hong Kong Self-Rule, and Liberal Democracy hadn’t changed, and will never change.

Comments from NetEase:

网易河南省郑州市手机网友 ip:61.52.*.*:

Return to Britain? No problem. The people can leave, but Hong Kong stays.

网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市手机网友 ip:113.0.*.*:

Hong Kongers are being a little out of line. Enough is enough. You have already been given a lot of freedom [compared to mainland]…

自由光明 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)

Can something given be called freedom at all? Is this how freedom is defined?

网易江苏省宿迁市手机网友 ip:58.241.*.*: (responding to above)

If you don’t want to stay in China, get the fuck out. Stop bitching about, grass mud horse. How does China have a stupid cunt like you? Grass mud horse. I hope you die.

自由光明 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)

Is China yours? Who the fuck are you? So many people are clamoring for freedom on your behalf and yet you just want to be a dog??

网易法国手机网友 ip:176.179.*.*:

Is it that noble being a colony of Britain?

网易山东省青岛市手机网友 ip:112.224.*.*: (responding to above)

In your opinion, who are more happy? The people of North Korea? Or the people living in the commonwealth countries of Britain such as Canada, Australia, etc.? Why would they do this? Shouldn’t the Heavenly Kingdom self-reflect?

goodboyjz [网易新疆伊犁州伊宁市网友]:

I sympathize with the people of Hong Kong have my sympathy who have an understanding of their current situation after going through the governance of two countries, but Hong Kong is our country’s inherent territory. The return of Hong Kong also proves that it is an inseparable part of China, so you can leave, but Hong Kong must stay. If I must make a verdict, I just want to say: ”Take me with you.”

网易河北省唐山市网友 ip:120.4.*.*:

This is public opinion/will. A just cause has many helpers while an unjust one finds few followers.

网易河北省唐山市手机网友 ip:110.231.*.*:

They are all scumbags.

网易河北省保定市网友 ip:27.187.*.*:

So weird. When the UK ruled over Hong Kong, Hong Kongers had neither freedom nor democracy and even the Governor of Hong Kong was appointed directly by Britain… He he he.

要有爱要和谐 [网易北京市网友]: (responding to above)

Putin: Please respect the choice of the people of Crimea!!!

Comments from Sina:

我最深的爱恋 [广东深圳]:

Those who don’t like it can emigrate into Britain. The land of Hong Kong belongs to our China.

顾建平 [北京]:

Them doing this is a bit low/contemptible.

xoxoxoxxooo [江苏苏州]:

I feel these people are so low/contemptible. You have them be free and they’d rather be slaves.

Leonhart [北京]:

If you think [Britain] is good, then just emigrate! Talk about low/contemptible.

刘芳菲 [北京]:

Slave nature?

不想堵车的美人鱼 [辽宁沈阳]:

Instead of being masters, they insist on being other people’s slaves.


Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.


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