Mark Simon

Este archivo solo abarca los artículos del autor incorporados a este sitio a partir el 1 de mayo de 2007. Para fechas anteriores realice una búsqueda entrecomillando su nombre.

Joseph Zen, Hong Kong’s Catholic bishop emeritus, in April 2021. (Jerome Favre/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Why is China afraid of a 90-year-old Catholic bishop?

On Wednesday, Beijing directed Hong Kong’s National Security Department to arrest Cardinal Joseph Zen, the city’s Catholic bishop emeritus. The pretext was that he had violated Hong Kong’s national security law in colluding with foreign forces — by serving as a trustee of a humanitarian relief fund.

Arrested along with Zen, who turned 90 in January, were four other trustees: popular singer Denise Ho; Margaret Ng, one of Hong Kong’s top barristers and a former legislator; former legislator Cyd Ho, now in prison on separate political charges; and professor Hui Po-keung, arrested at the airport as he was attempting to fly to Europe for a new teaching position.…  Seguir leyendo »