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Staffer at U.K. Consulate Reportedly Detained Trying To Return to Hong Kong

27 days ago   |   By Fortune

The U.K. said it was “extremely concerned” by reports that a Hong Kong consulate worker was detained during a recent trip to mainland China, a case that threatens to add to strains between Beijing and London.
The statement came after news site HK01 reported that the U.K. consular employee, Simon Cheng, 28, was reported missing after failing to return from an Aug. 8 meeting in the adjacent city of Shenzhen. The U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office said it was providing the man's family with support and seeking information from authorities in Hong Kong and Guangdong province.
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UK Foreign Office ‘concerned' at reports Hong Kong consulate staff member detained in China

UK Foreign Office ‘concerned' at reports Hong Kong consulate staff member detained in China

27 days ago   |   By RT

Britain's Foreign Office is seeking more information about reports that a Hong Kong staff member has been detained in mainland China.
“We are concerned by reports that a member of our team has been detained while returning to Hong Kong from Shenzhen,” a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson in Beijing said.
“We are providing support to their family and seeking further information from authorities in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong,” the statement added.
Simon Cheng, an employee at the UK consulate in Hong Kong, did not return to work on August 9 after visiting Shenzhen the previous...
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