Monday , September 23 2019

China confirms detention of UK consulate staffer in HK


China confirmed it has detained a UK consulate worker from Hong Kong, underscoring security fears of people traveling between the Asian financial hub and the mainland as Beijing struggles to contain weeks of unrest.
China’s foreign ministry said that the consulate worker, Simon Cheng, 28, was being held under in administrative detention in the adjacent city of Shenzhen on allegations of violating local laws.
While the UK has expressed concern over Cheng’s detention and offered him consular support, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang described the case as a
domestic matter and warned London against meddling in its former colony.

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