Four Hong Kong activists tried to seek refuge in the US consulate on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee
Four Hong Kong activists tried to seek refuge in the US consulate on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong activists who sought shelter in US consulate follow previous flight bids that threatened to derail US-China relations

  • The incident is another diplomatic ‘hot potato’ and follows a string of previous incidents involving US missions on the mainland
  • Previous figures to seek shelter include a Tiananmen dissident, a campaigning blind lawyer and a ‘thuggish enforcer’ for fallen party boss Bo Xilai

Four Hong Kong activists tried to seek refuge in the US consulate on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee
Four Hong Kong activists tried to seek refuge in the US consulate on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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