Hong Kong Man Complains – level 2

03-12-2019 07:00

Simon Cheng is a former British Consulate worker who was detained in China for 15 days. This happened in August, and officials say that the reason is that he wanted sex for money, which is a crime in China.

Cheng said that he did nothing wrong and that Chinese officials tortured him because they wanted to get information about the UK’s role in Hong Kong’s protests against the government.

China says that this is not true. CGTN, the Chinese TV station licensed by the UK, broadcast a video in which Cheng says that he did it and that he is sorry about it. However, he says that officials tortured him to say this.

Cheng is in hiding now, but he complained to the UK Office for Communications. He believes that it was wrong to broadcast the video.

Difficult words: detain (to keep somebody in a place for to question about a crime), torture (to hurt somebody to get some information from him), broadcast (to send out a program on TV or radio), complain (to say that something is wrong)

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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