The photo had circulated online long before Simon Cheng was detained in mainland China

Published on 23/08/2019 at 12:00

A photo is circulating in multiple Twitter and Weibo posts which claim it shows Simon Cheng, a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong, with a sex worker in China. The claim is false; the image had circulated online long before Cheng was detained in the mainland in August 2019.