Chinese Authorities REALLY Wanted A Word With Local Billionaire

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And they were not going to let his presence in the Hong Kong Four Seasons, his financial links to President Xi Jinping’s family, his Canadian citizenship, or his diplomatic passport stand in the way.

The billionaire, Xiao Jianhua, who has been missing since Friday, is in police custody in China, where he apparently is safe, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of arrest. Mr. Xiao is a Canadian citizen with an Antiguan diplomatic passport, though he was born in China.

His removal from Hong Kong appears to contravene the “one country, two systems” rule that allows the former British colony to run its own affairs and bars the Chinese police from operating here.

Billionaire Is Reported Seized From Hong Kong Hotel and Taken Into China [NYT]

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