Patten rapped for Taiwan rally

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HONG KONG - China said Britain faced 'grave consequences' for allowing Taiwan's supporters in Hong Kong to celebrate the island's national day in a government-owned concert hall. Peking expressed 'indignation' that the administration of the Governor, Chris Patten, had allowed the rally to go ahead at the Hong Kong cultural centre, where about 2,000 people gathered yesterday to sing Taiwan's national anthem and shout, with clenched fists, 'Long life to the Republic of China]' AFP