Travellers walk into the cross-boundary restricted area at the West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus, which features an immigration co-location arrangement between the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese authorities, on September 23. British consulate worker Simon Cheng was due to return to Hong Kong via this station before being reported missing. Photo: Nora Tam

Arrest of British consulate employee justifies Hong Kong protesters’ fears over China extradition bill

  • A lack of confidence in mainland courts and concerns over being framed made millions of Hongkongers take to the streets in recent months
  • The ordeal of British consulate staff member Simon Cheng, and that of foreign nationals held in China on espionage charges, only confirms those worries
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Travellers walk into the cross-boundary restricted area at the West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus, which features an immigration co-location arrangement between the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese authorities, on September 23. British consulate worker Simon Cheng was due to return to Hong Kong via this station before being reported missing. Photo: Nora Tam
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An activist holds a British passport outside Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong after news of Simon Cheng’s detention. Photo: AFP

Canadian consulate in Hong Kong halts mainland China visits after Simon Cheng detention

  • Business trips outside Hong Kong by Canada’s staff in the city are suspended
  • Britain is seeking contact with its consulate employee Cheng, who disappeared while returning from a business trip to Shenzhen
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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An activist holds a British passport outside Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong after news of Simon Cheng’s detention. Photo: AFP
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