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China arrests Belizean, Taiwanese for meddling in Hong Kong affairs

Hong Kong - a business and trade gateway for China as an international financial center - has been mired in often violent anti-government protests for nearly six months

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China has arrested a citizen of Belize for allegedly colluding with people in the United States to meddle in the affairs of Hong Kong, the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper reported on Saturday, citing local authorities.

Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded key members of "hostile forces" in the United States to undermine China's national security, and supported activities that led to chaos in Hong Kong, the Southern Daily said.

It did not give details.

Lee was arrested in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Nov. 26 by the Guangzhou State Security bureau, the report

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 8:53 PM IST

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