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After the arrest and alleged assault of BBC journalist Ed Lawrence, the UK has summoned the Chinese ambassador to London. The foreign office called in Zheng Zeguang over Lawrence’s arrest in Shanghai, while he was covering the Covid-19 protests. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly called the alleged arrest and assault “deeply disturbing” while telling reporters that it is incredibly important to protect media freedom. According to Al Jazeera, Cleverly says journalists should not fear retribution for doing their jobs. “It’s incredibly important that journalists are able to go about their business unmolested and without fear of attack.” Lawrence was arrested and […]

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This would have been reporting on the strongarm methods used by the PRC to suppress the protests therefore casting a bad light on their 'humane' treatment of the population. Do I really have to illuminate the meaning of 'face' in an Asian country, especially one as detested as Communist China?

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