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Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing "smear campaign"

Oct 31, 2014    

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has often accused "foreign forces" of trying to destabilise free-wheeling Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American emerging as a key target of attack.Mark Simon, the right-hand man of pro-democracy newspaper magnate Jimmy Lai, has moved his family out of Hong Kong for safety and has been pressed to deny that he is a U.S. spy.But, in interviews with Reuters, Simon insists he will not let a "relentless smear campaign" force him out of his home in the Asian financial hub and he still has plenty of stomach ...

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