EAST & WEST: CHINA, POWER AND THE FUTURE OF ASIA- Buy it here
In June of 1997, over a century and a half of British rule in Hong Kong came to an end. Chris Patten writes about his experiences as the last governor of the colony of Hong Kong. He explains why he adopted the stance that he did, and how he fought his battles.
“Patten is rightly critical of the so-called Asian values, but he is not vindictive. He even exonerates Singapore’s elder statesman, Lee Kuan Yew, who had done much to make life difficult for Patten as governor. The bulk of the book, however, may be seen as an eloquent plea for the virtues of small government, the market, liberty and democracy. It is the manifesto of the “best Conservative politician of his generation” rather than the reflections of the last governor that many had hoped.” –Michael Yahuda
PUBLICATION DATE: 10th September 1998