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Just another case of the boy who cried wolf

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For Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the party boss of the localist group Demosisto, perhaps fake news is better than no news.

He called a press conference this week and claimed two members of his group were detained on the mainland and subjected to abuse and intimidation.

Assuming the events he cited really did happen, his friends were merely questioned, not detained, for three and five hours respectively, on two different occasions.

Yes, this sort of things happens everywhere, and tends to take hours, because security and immigration officers don’t work for your convenience. Try going through an American airport if you are travelling from the Middle East.

They were questioned over their stances on Tibet independence and the 2014 Occupy protests. Well, they were travelling on the mainland with its own........

© South China Morning Post