Hong Lian

Hong Lian

Hong Lian in 2049.

Birth name

Hong Lian (红莲)


July 12th 2027 (age 22) in Xianggang, China



Known for

Suspected connection to Adira in 2049



Hong Lian (红莲, born July 12th 2027) is a Chinese customer service contractor working for Omnius who was briefly implicated in the assassination of Xu Shaoyong and Yuri Golitsyn on October 1st 2049, which led to suspicions that she is Adira.

Chinese investigators coordinating with Zhupao have linked Hong’s work terminal to the compromised drone that carried out the attack. She was arrested in Chennai, India and held until the investigation cleared her of any involvement. After Hong’s release on October 2nd 2049, her identity was leaked to the media, which has led to increased public scrutiny of her life.

Early life

Hong Lian was born on July 12th 2027 in Xianggang, China. She is the oldest of two children born to Hong Fengyi, a police officer, and Choi Siu-lai, a civil servant. Hong left her family in January 2049 and settled in Chennai, India[1] She started working for Omnius as a customer service representative in May 2049.

Connection to Adira

At 15:20 IST on October 1st 2049, Hong was arrested by the National Security Guard (NSG) as part of the Chinese investigation into the assassination of Xu Shaoyong and Yuri Golitsyn. She was taken from her home at a residential tower in Perambur and transported to the Chinese consulate. On October 2nd 2049, Hong was handed off to Chennai police by consulate officials and taken back to her residence.

Though Hong’s name was not mentioned in the reports about the arrest, it was confirmed by internet sleuths on October 2nd 2049, when an announcement from Omnius about the involvement of one of its contractors was linked to eyewitness reports of the NSG raid at Hong’s residence. [2] This led to an increased level of public scrutiny and close examination of Hong’s life following confirmation from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) that Adira is “the likely culprit” in the assassination. [3]


On October 3rd 2049, Chennai police reported that Hong has disappeared, adding that “her neurometric ping stopped” after 03:30 IST during the previous night. It is assumed that Hong has made use of a collocidal to facilitate her disappearance.

See also


  1. Zhao, T. (February 2049). “Likely victory of anti-G6 candidate in Indian elections prompts exodus of Chinese citizens.” South China Morning Post
  2. Lockton, D. (October 2049). “Chennai police arrest and subsequently release suspect in killing of Xu Shaoyong.” The Guardian
  3. Xiaoming, F. (October 2049). “Police Commissioner General Ren Yinpeng announces suspect arrest, claims connection to Adira.” Xinhua