Patten speaks on the future of China-Europe relations

Lord (Chris) Patten – Europaeum Trustee, Chancellor of Oxford University, former Chairman of the BBC Trust, former European Commissioner on External Relations, former MP and Conservative Party stalwart, and author – recently gave the Europaeum an interview expressing views on several key issues to do with China, drawing on his critical role as the last Governor of Hong Kong (1992-97). This interview prepared as a key contribution to our discussions in our recent summer school on China and Europe – Challenges for the Future(see below), conducted by Dr Nick Bunnin from the Oxford Chinese Studies Institute and an active memer of the Oxford Euroapeum Board.  Themes covered included ageing, demographics, governance, questions of legitimacy, and relations between China and Europe. Please see the interview here. (NB We apologize for the quality of the interview, which was recorded with roadworks outside and with a simple handheld camera.)