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Mystery deepens over apparent abduction of Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong

Mystery deepens over apparent abduction of Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong

The fallout from a Chinese billionaire’s apparent abduction in Hong Kong has engulfed a Beijing newspaper, deepening the mystery over his disappearance and setting the city’s mainland Chinese community on edge. 

Xiao Jianhua, a 45-year-old Chinese-born Canadian citizen, vanished from his home at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong in the early hours of Jan. 27, raising suspicions that he was abducted by Chinese security agents and whisked onto the mainland. Chinese law enforcement officers do not have the legal authority to operate in the city, a former British colony now governed as a special administrative region by Beijing.

Since Xiao’s disappearance, conflicting...

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