Oct 6, 2018

Financial Times editor's visa renewal denied by Hong Kong

High rise buildings in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong stock exchange. Photo: Stefan Irvine/LightRocket via Getty Images.

The Hong Kong government has denied the Financial Times’ Asia news editor their visa renewal, the first time the publication has had a problem with getting their accreditation for its foreign correspondents.

The details: Victor Mallet, who has run FT's news operations in Asia for two years, was the acting president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong in August when it was highly criticized from Chinese and Hong Kong officials for hosting a talk by the leader of the pro-independence Hong Kong National party.

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