Lee Bo, a Chinese citizen who has dual citizenship (Britain and China) disappeared from Hong Kong but was found in China Mainland a week later. The book seller left his home with nothing, not even with his travel documents.
Image: The missing Hong Kong bookseller.
Speculations were rife that the missing person may have been abducted by people with government’s interest at heart. Lee was said to have been actively engaged in political activism.
With that in mind, you would quite agree with me that autonomy and independence are not the same. Hong Kong and Mainland China have had difficult times maintaining a cordial relationship.
It is also said that President Xi Jinping’s government would not tolerate anybody or group of persons who makes effort to undermine his leadership. You may be spared for political sins but “corruption” will not be entertained.
Call it a breach of the law, an act of human trafficking, or kidnapping. However you chose to look at, the Chinese government has remained silent over accusations and protests from Hong Kong.
It’s a case of, “guilty until proven innocent,” or “innocent until proven guilty.” What does this man mean for Hong Kong and why would a government seek to kidnap him, after all?
Image: Mr Hammond, Britain’s Foreign Secretary.
A report from The Telegraph Mr Hammond (Britain’s Foreign Secretary) as saying: “The full facts of the case remain unclear, but our current information indicates that Mr Lee was involuntarily removed to the mainland without any due process under Hong Kong SAR law.”
“This constitutes a serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong,” he says.