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Fu Guohao, reporter of Chinese media Global Times website, is tied by protesters during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong, China, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

(Reuters) – A reporter from China’s Global Times was seized by demonstrators at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday but was rescued by police, the newspaper’s editor in chief said.

“GT reporter Fu Guohao has been rescued by police and sent to the hospital. We’re still learning about his injury conditions”, Hu Xijin said in a tweet bit.ly/2YW04rd.

Global Times is a tabloid published by the Ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily.

In an earlier tweet, Hu had attached a video and said that Fu was tied up by demonstrators.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru

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