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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong was detained at Bangkok’s airport while trying to enter Thailand, where authorities ‘mentioned a blacklist’

2 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
oshua Wong was met by more than 20 police and immigration officers upon his arrival at Bangkok's international airport, where he had his passport confiscated and was held by authorities before being put on a plane back to Hong Kong. This sparked concerns that the actions were prompted by pressure from mainland China.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.