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20 Aug 2019

UK Government ‘extremely concerned’ as Hong Kong consulate employee detained

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The Foreign Office says it is “extremely concerned” about reports a consulate employee from Hong Kong has been detained in China.

Simon Cheng is thought to have been stopped earlier this month, whilst crossing the border from the mainland.

Tensions between China and Britain are high after weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Today, its pro-Beijing leader spoke to the media, but again failed to address any of the protesters demands.