According to the paper, which is reputable, he is being detained as there was probable cause he broke some law. Enough said. Whether you agree with the law, whatever it is we dont know, or not -- its the law over there. It may not be the law in Great Britan but that doesn't nullify their law. I think that is the real issue. Do you wish to comply with the laws of a foreign country or do you believe you are above their laws or your home coutry's laws trump those of the foreign country.
Previously, China detained two Canadians, one a former diplomat.
Now they have detained one UK consulate staffer.
Will Australian be next?
Who knows what law he broke. Maybe he was smuggling firecrackers or dim sum or doing whatever is against the law. Whatever the law is they are saying he broke it and they had probable cause to detain him.
Again the issue is you folks seem to apply your own rules and regulations and expect the law in your home country to apply elsewhere. That is not the case and should not be.
I knew they would say something like this lol
“I also want to stress that this worker is a Hong Kong citizen – not a British citizen – and he is Chinese. And this is entirely an internal matter of China.”