BEIJING (Reuters) – 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.
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The Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, cited in a report on its English-language website Shenzhen police as saying Cheng had been detained for 15 days for “solicitation of prostitution”.
Police in Shenzhen’s Luohu district said Cheng had violated article 66 of the law on administrative penalties for public security, the newspaper said.
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The law stipulates that people who engage in prostitution or visit prostitutes shall be detained for no less than 10 days but no more than 15 days, and...
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