British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit has been ordered to serve 15 days of administrative detention on the mainland. Photo: Handout

China confirms detention of British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit for 15 days

  • Foreign ministry says Simon Cheng held over violation of public security management regulations
  • Cheng’s family says they have not been notified by the mainland about the detention and do not know why he has been held
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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British consulate trade officer Simon Cheng Man-kit has been ordered to serve 15 days of administrative detention on the mainland. Photo: Handout
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.