HK reached out to attacked journalist, Patrick Nip says

Local | 16 May 2018 3:24 pm

Hong Kong officials in Beijing have contacted the Now TV News journalist "to offer all necessary assistance if required,'' the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, said. The journalist was roughed up and wrestled to the ground today by Beijing police and detained.

"I note that progress has been made and our Beijing Office colleagues have contacted the reporter to offer all necessary assistance if required,'' he said. "We would continue to follow up with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and see what further measures we could take to prevent the occurrence of similar incidents. So at this stage, it is better for us to understand what has happened and let the relevant authorities in the mainland follow up the issue in accordance with the laws and regulations and the established mechanism in the Mainland.''

He also said: "I think we are very concerned about the safety of Hong Kong residents who are staying outside Hong Kong, including our reporters working outside Hong Kong, in the mainland.''-The Standard

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