Cheng was released Saturday as the term had expired, the police said, adding he had"confessed to the facts of his illegal activity," but without saying what he was accused of.
a tabloid state-run newspaper, said he had been detained for"soliciting prostitutes," citing police in Shenzhen.
China promised to respect the freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong after its handover from Britain in 1997 – including freedom of speech, unfettered access to the internet, and an independent judiciary.
Beijing has faced criticism in the past for detaining foreign nationals amid ongoing diplomatic spats, and for accusing dissidents or activists of sex crimes.
Friday in a recreation of the Baltic Way human chain demonstration against Soviet rule 3 decades ago.Read more: Rappler
Employee at Britain's Hong Kong mission detained in China over prostitution - InteraksyonBEIJING — An employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, China’s state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday. China’s foreign ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the employee, Simon Cheng , had been detained in the border city of Shenzhen. Britain has expressed its extreme concern about the case. The Global …
Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protestsYouTube on Thursday said it disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong .
Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a “stress test” of the city’s international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating.
Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protestsA Google online post says we 'disabled 210 channels on YouTube when we discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong '
YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong KongGoogle announced Thursday that it had disabled 210 YouTube channels that were uploading videos 'in a coordinated manner' about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong .
Hong Kong students to boycott new term as protests continueStudent leaders representing most of the city's major universities say students will miss lectures between September 2 – the planned start of the new term – and September 13