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Simon Cheng Wiki

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Simon Cheng Man-kit, 28, who works at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong, went missing after a business trip to the mainland on August 8.

Simon Cheng Age

He is 28 years old.

Simon Cheng Work Criteria

Mr Cheng is a trade and investment officer in the consulate’s Scottish Development International Section. According to Mr Cheng’s online profiles, he has worked at the British consulate in Hong Kong since December 2017.

Before that, he worked for the European Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan and also studied at the London School of Economics.

Simon Cheng Facebook

Simon Cheng Missing

He had apparently planned to return to Hong Kong via a high-speed railway line from Shenzen.

When he did not return to work, the British consulate spoke to his family and police were contacted.

According to Hong Kong news website HK01, Mr Cheng had told his girlfriend to ‘pray for me’ as he said he was on his way back.

Mr Cheng’s girlfriend, who is said to be from Taiwan, told Hong Kong media that Mr Cheng was likely to have been detained on the territory of Hong Kong after he had got to the West Kowloon railway station.

‘Save Simon now!’ the crowd chanted in front of a wall of missing person posters with pictures of the worker.

Amnesty International yesterday demanded the Chinese authorities release Mr Cheng ‘immediately’ and ‘unconditionally’.

Joshua Rosenzweig, Amnesty International’s Head of East Asia, said Mr Cheng’s case was ‘grossly unjust’ and it was the latest example of China using administrative detention as a form of political punishment.

Chinese Police, Authorities Statements

Chinese police have claimed that a worker at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate was detained in Shenzhen for ‘hiring prostitutes’.

The news was revealed by Luohu police in Shenzhen to China’s state newspaper Global Times today.

The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed on Wednesday that Mr Cheng had been detained for ‘violating the law’. The consulate worker was given 15 days of administrative detention, according to the Ministry.

Beijing’s spokesman Geng Shuang said yesterday that the worker had violated China’s Public Security Administration Punishment Law without giving further details.

The police did not explain if Mr Cheng had allegedly hired one or multiple prostitutes.

Simon Cheng Family

Mr Cheng’s family said they ‘feel very helpless’ and ‘are worried sick’. They said their lawyer had not been able to gain information about his whereabouts from the Chinese authority.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Simon Cheng, 28, did not return to work after a business trip to the mainland
  • His family suspect he was detained on his way back from Shenzhen on August 8
  • He allegedly told his girlfriend to ‘pray for me’ as he tried to return to Hong Kong  
  • The man’s family said: ‘We feel very helpless and are worried sick about Simon’
  • Protesters demanded the UK step up efforts to secure the release of Mr Cheng
  • Chinese police today claimed the man had been detained over prostitution
  • The news was released by China’s state-run newspaper Global Times