Chinese journalist charged with assaulting volunteer at a conference
- At a talk on the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong, held on the sidelines of the annual party conference, Kong began to interject loudly over one of the speakers, saying he was a "liar" and "anti-China."When volunteer Enoch Lieu asked the woman to leave, she refused and kept shouting, before allegedly slapping Lieu when he tried to remove her.
West Midlands Police said in a statement that CCTV reporter Kong Linlin, 48, had been charged over the incident on September 30.Police took her into custody at the time but she was later released while they investigated the complaints.
- At the time, the Chinese government reacted furiously to how Kong was treated, with the embassy to the UK saying it was "completely unacceptable. She is due to appear in Birmingham Magistrates Court on November 7.
A Chinese state media journalist, who was caught on camera slapping a volunteer at the UK Conservative Party conference has been charged with common assault.
Today I had privilege of speaking about the threats to Hong Kong's freedoms, autonomy and the rule of law, alongside three inspiring champions of human rights – Hong Kong's Martin Lee, Benny Tai and Nathan Law Kwun Chung, at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham #CPC18 pic.twitter.com/O15vqXIObp
— Benedict Rogers (@benedictrogers) October 1, 2018
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