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China Acknowledges Holding an Employee of U.K.’s Hong Kong Consulate (nytimes.com)
53 points by kerng 58 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Frankly it’s a bit silly that the UK government didn’t give this person something a bit sturdier then BNO status. The way British nationality law works is wildly absurd, and British nationals should be provided consular protection throughout the world, and honestly BNO shouldn’t even be a thing, it should just be full nationality.

Would be interesting to try setting up sockpuppet accounts posing as prominent non-chinese business people who frequently travel there and post about protests, tienamen square, etc.

Would China becoming suspicious of the 1000 most economicially productive non-citizens significantly damage their economy? Seems like a cheap disinfo campaign.

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