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US State Department criticizes China’s disclosure of privacy of US Consulate General in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 10, 2019

The US State Department criticized China for leaking the privacy of officials of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and described it as a “fierce regime.”

A female diplomat of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong was photographed by the media a few days ago and met with Huang Zhifeng and Luo Guancong of Hong Kong. The Office of the Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong subsequently met with senior officials of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong. He pointed out that the US side had contacted the head of Hong Kong’s “Hong Kong independence” organization and made solemn representations to the US.

State Department spokesman Ortagus responded to the incident and said that the report on the meeting leaked the personal information, photos and children’s names of the US diplomat and believed that the practice was not a responsible country’s behavior and was totally unacceptable. She added that meeting with government officials and the opposition is a daily work of American diplomats around the world, not just in Hong Kong.

A number of local newspapers reported recently that the US Consulate General in Hong Kong had met with Huang Zhifeng and others. Among them, Ta Kung Pao reported the personal and family members of the American female diplomat.

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