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Yahoo! BooksAug 22, 2019
China State Media Says U.K. Consulate Worker Visited Prostitute
(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.China detained a U.K. consulate staffer from Hong Kong for visiting a prostitute, a Chinese newspaper alleged, a new twist in a case that has raised concerns Beijing is trying to warn the British government against meddling in its former colony.Police in the border city of Shenzhen said Simon Cheng, 28, "violated the 66 article of China's law on administrative penalties for public security, which states that people who engage in prostitution or visit prostitutes shall be detained for no less than 10 days but no more than 15 days," the Communist Party's Global Times reported Thursday. Cheng's 15th day of detention is Friday.Cheng told the police not to notify his family about his detention, the newspaper said, adding that he faces a potential 5,000 yuan ($705) fine. It gave no evidence against Cheng. The UK consulate in Hong Kong did not answer a phone call seeking comment on the allegation. Cheng's girlfriend did not immediately respond to a question on the charge.Before the Global Times story was published, the consulate said it had raised the issue with authorities in China and Hong Kong and was in contact with Cheng's family and providing support.Allegations of visiting prostitutes have later proved false in other instances where Hong Kong residents have been detained in China. A Hong Kong lawmaker apologized after accusing bookseller and Communist Party critic Lee Bo of visiting prostitutes, the South Chi

AV Club FilmsAug 22, 2019
Driver is Adam-ant about seeking justice in the teaser trailer for The Report
Adam Driver enthusiasts are having quite the week. First, Netflix drops companion teasers for Noah Baumbach's divorce comedy-drama, Marriage Story. Days later, the general public is catching its first glimpse of the film festival darling, The Report. Prior to its release, the movie's Twitter account teased the clip…


Playbill NewsAug 22, 2019
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 22

Rolling Stone Movie NewsAug 21, 2019
Obamas Talk Storytelling in Preview for Netflix Doc ‘American Factory'
"We want people to be able to get outside of themselves and experience and understand the lives of somebody else," former president says of film, their first for Higher Ground Productions
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