- Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Shenzhen police had detained Cheng for 15 days by for violating public security management regulations. He gave no details.
“He is not a British citizen. He is a Chinese person, so this is entirely a matter of China’s internal affairs,” Geng said.
“As for Britain’s comments, we’ve made stern representations to Britain for the series of comments and actions they’ve made on Hong Kong,” he said.
He also called on Britain to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.
“Britain has made a series of wrong statements on Hong Kong. We again urge them to stop gesticulating and to stop fanning the flames,” Geng said.
Shenzhen police declined immediate comment.
Hong Kong police said Cheng left for China “around Aug. 9 with no further movement record we could find”.
“Our liaison team had actually enquired with the mainland authority about the whereabouts of this gentlemen,” Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-cheung told a news conference.
“However, the results are still pending.”