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London summons China’s ambassador over the arrest of a BBC reporter

The British Foreign Office has summoned China’s ambassador to London, Zheng Zeguang, over the diplomatic dispute surrounding the arrest of BBC journalist Ed Lawrence in Shanghai. The BBC accuses Shanghai police officers of also punching and kicking its cameraman, who was trying to film the zero-Covid protests. “We have made it clear this behavior by the Chinese authorities is completely unacceptable,” British media quoted an unnamed source from the foreign ministry.

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