30 Jun '12, 8am

Hong Kong reporter asks Hu about Tiananmen, briefly held

HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong journalist was briefly detained on Saturday after he asked Chinese President Hu Jintao a question about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, sparking criticism from a media group. The reporter for the Apple Daily, known for its anti-Beijing stance, asked the question as Mr Hu was touring the site of a future cruise ship terminal on the second day of his visit to the southern Chinese territory. 'President Hu, Hong Kong people want to see justice for June 4. Did you hear that?' journalist Rex Hon shouted repeatedly at Mr Hu from behind the security cordon, referring to the 1989 crackdown, before he was briefly detained by security personnel. Mr Hu, who is in Hong Kong to mark the 15th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to China, did not answer the question as he waved at reporters. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments p...

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