China raps UK af­ter ac­tivist barred from HK

The Korea Times - - WORLD - BEI­JING (AFP)

— China has lodged a diplo­matic protest with Bri­tain af­ter Lon­don de­manded to know why a British hu­man rights ac­tivist was barred from en­ter­ing Hong Kong, it said Thurs­day.

Im­mi­gra­tion agents stopped Bene­dict Rogers, deputy chair­man of the rul­ing Con­ser­va­tive Party’s hu­man rights com­mis­sion, from en­ter­ing the for­mer British colony on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

British For­eign Sec­re­tary Boris John­son voiced con­cern and said his gov­ern­ment would be “seek­ing an ur­gent ex­pla­na­tion.”

China “launched stern rep­re­sen­ta­tions” over the com­ments, for­eign min­istry spokes­woman Hua Chun­y­ing said dur­ing a reg­u­lar press brief­ing.

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