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Patten awards British passports to war widows

The Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, laid to rest a dispute over British passports when he threw a tea party for widows of local servicemen who fought for Britain in the Second World War.

The party, at Mr Patten's residence at Government House, was to celebrate the awarding of full British passports, including the right to live in Britain, to 40 widows and wives of servicemen. Reuters - Hong Kong