Hong Kong leader refuses to explain UK journalist’s visa denial

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City’s leader dismisses as ‘pure speculation’ claims move was retaliation for hosting activist

Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has refused to explain why her government declined to renew the visa of a British journalist, in an unprecedented case that has raised questions about the city’s press freedoms.

The Financial Times said last week that its Asia editor, Victor Mallet, had been refused a visa to continue working in the city. The denial comes two months after Mallet hosted a speech by the pro-independence activist Andy Chan, despite calls from authorities to cancel the event.

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