China CCTV journalist charged with assault by UK police

Kong Linlin, a Chinese state media CCTV journalist based in the UK, has been charged by local police with common assault after she allegedly slapped a Conservative Party member at the party’s annual conference.

West Midlands Police confirmed to HKFP that Kong, aged 48 from Kings Cross, London had been charged and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on November 7.

UK Conservative Party member Enoch Lieu, who was born in Hong Kong, said he was assaulted by Kong on September 30 during a Hong Kong fringe event at the party’s Birmingham conference.

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