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Canada bars local consulate staff in Hong Kong from business travel to China

Aug 24, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Rising tensions between Ottawa and Beijing have spread fear in Hong Kong, with Canada's consulate banning local staff from travel to China, and expatriate Canadians cancelling trips into the world's second-largest economy.

Two weeks after Chinese authorities detained a Hong Kong employee of the British consulate, Canadian diplomats said Friday they have barred their own local staff from leaving the city for work.

"At present, locally engaged staff will not undertake official business...