UK summons Chinese ambassador after British activist barred from Hong Kong

Foreign Office says it has contacted Beijing following decision to deny entry to Benedict Rogers earlier this month

The Foreign Office has summoned China’s ambassador to the UK after a prominent British human rights activist was barred from Hong Kong, in a case that has sparked fears that the city’s autonomy is being eroded.

During a parliamentary debate, the MP Fiona Bruce, chair of the Conservative party’s Human Rights Commission, asked what the Foreign Office was doing in response to shrinking freedoms in the former British colony.

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