In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP
In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP

exclusive | American diplomats in Hong Kong want to meet local officials or politicians? Get permission from Beijing’s foreign ministry, new directive demands

  • Pro-business lawmaker Felix Chung says he was told to turn down meeting with US envoy as it was inappropriate time
  • Opposition lawmakers, however, say new retaliatory measure is aimed at American envoys, not them

Topic |   US-China relations
In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP
In a retaliatory move, Beijing has demanded US envoys seek permission before meeting with Hong Kong politicians or officials. Photo: AP
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