Tags: AS | Hong Kong | Editor's Visa

Financial Times Says Hong Kong Denies Editor Visa Renewal

Friday, 05 October 2018 05:38 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — The Financial Times says Hong Kong's government has refused to renew the work visa of its Asia news editor, in what human rights activists say shows the human rights situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is deteriorating.

The newspaper said in a statement Friday that it was given no reason why Victor Mallet's application was rejected. Mallet is vice president of Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club. It recently drew criticism from the authorities for hosting a talk by the leader of a now-banned pro-Hong Kong independence party.

Maya Wang, Human Rights Watch's senior China researcher, said in a statement that the rejection of Mallet's visa was "shocking and unprecedented" and showed growing intolerance for views unpopular with authorities.

Hong Kong officials could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
The Financial Times says Hong Kong's government has refused to renew the work visa of its Asia news editor, in what human rights activists say shows the human rights situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is deteriorating.The newspaper said in a statement Friday...
AS,Hong Kong,Editor's Visa
132
2018-38-05
Friday, 05 October 2018 05:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved