what boris will do in this situation is extremely obvious (think nazanin-ratcliffe)

Britain ‘extremely concerned’ as HK consulate official detained in mainland China
Michael Zhang, Nicola Smith, Sophia Yan, Telegraph (UK), Aug 20 2019

A British Consulate official has been detained in mainland China after urging his girlfriend to “pray for me” as he attempted to cross the border back into Hong Kong. Simon Cheng Man-kit, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section, had travelled on Aug 8 to a business event in Shenzhen and was due to return the same day. The British FCO said the official had gone missing while returning from the city of 12.5 million that links Hong Kong to Southeast China. an FCO spox on Tuesday:

We are extremely concerned by reports that a member of our team has been detained while returning to Hong Kong from Shenzhen. We are providing support to their family and seeking further information from authorities in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong.

The British embassy in Beijing confirmed to The Telegraph that the official had been detained in mainland China. His disappearance 10 days ago comes at a time of heightened tension between China and Western nations, including the UK, for their support of pro-democracy demonstrations which have now entered their eleventh week.

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