Hong Kong Arrests: UK Urged to Take Action

The U.K. government is under renewed pressure to impose sanctions on officials in Hong Kong following the arrest of a senior Catholic cleric on Wednesday. A long-standing critic of Beijing, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen has defended freedoms in Hong Kong and spoken out for Catholics in mainland China. The move demonstrates Beijing’s accelerating campaign to quash dissent under a sweeping national security law, passed in 2020.