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UK Hong Kong consulate worker Simon Cheng freed after detention in mainland China
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:15:04 -0400

A British consulate employee in Hong Kong has been freed by China after being detained for 15 days on the mainland amid rising tensions between the former British colony and Beijing. Simon Cheng, 28, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate's Scottish Development International section, went missing on August 8 on his way back from a work trip in Shenzhen, a neighbouring Chinese city.  It was not until after the UK expressed “extreme concern” about his disappearance that China's foreign ministry broke i read the full story...

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