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From CBC's Beijing correspondent Saša Petricic: Canadian consulate in Hong Kong cancels all travel by local staff to China ‘in light of incident’ in which British consulate employee was detained by Chinese security authorities. Background story:

Just been detained alone for two hours by police at Beijing airport arriving from Hong Kong. No reason given apart from ‘random check’. Call to British embassy refused, belongings searched, photos looked at, questions about Hong Kong. Same for crew @SkyGreenfield  @marchofer 

Simon Cheng, a British consulate staffer, has been held in #China  for more than two weeks. Beijing says that the Hongkonger’s detention is “entirely a matter of China’s internal affairs”.

Simon Cheng, a British consulate staffer, has been held in #China  for more than two weeks. Beijing says that the Hongkonger’s detention is “entirely a matter of China’s internal affairs”.

Simon Cheng, a British consulate staffer, has been held in #China  for more than two weeks. Beijing says that the Hongkonger’s detention is “entirely a matter of China’s internal affairs”.

Simon Cheng, a British consulate staffer, has been held in #China  for more than two weeks. Beijing says that the Hongkonger’s detention is “entirely a matter of China’s internal affairs”.

A staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention for violating regulations on public order, China says. The case has stoked fears among Hong Kong residents that Beijing is extending its judicial reach.

1/5: An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in mainland China, Beijing confirmed on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after the man disappeared

Beijing confirms detention of official from British consulate in Hong Kong

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A case of a detained British consulate staffer in Hong Kong has reinforced fears that Beijing is extending its judicial reach to the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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Hong Kong protesters have issued the most brazen challenge to China's Communist Party leadership in the former British colony since it was handed back to Beijing. @Reuters  goes inside the protest movement:

Tens of thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday driven by deep-seated anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of Beijing attempting to erode freedoms in the former British colony. More here: #HongKongProtest 

Of all the dramatic photos showing hundreds of young protesters storming Hong Kong's legislature this week, one image makes for particularly uncomfortable viewing in Beijing: The British colonial flag draped aloft a podium in the assembly's chamber.

Hong Kong has a long and storied history of political protest, beginning in its days as a British colony, and continuing past its handover to Beijing in 1997, right up to the anti-extradition bill protests of the past week

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Farewell to Beijing with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. Next stop Shanghai for British Council #ShakespeareLives 

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U.S., British embassies in China warn of possible threats against Westerners visiting Beijing shopping district.

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