Britain demands explanation from Hong Kong over rejection of visa renewal for Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement said: “Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its press freedoms are central to its way of life, and must be fully respected.
Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its press freedoms are central to its way of life, and must be fully respected – BRITISH FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
A spokesman for the US consulate in Hong Kong echoed Britain’s concern, saying the denial was “deeply troubling”.
“This decision is especially disturbing because it mirrors problems faced by international journalists on the mainland and appears inconsistent with the principles enshrined in the Basic Law,” the spokesman said on Saturday, referring to Hong Kong’s mini-constitution.