Media tycoon an anti-Beijing typhoon
Asia Times has profiled Jimmy Lai, owner of Hong Kong’s Next Media empire, which has recently expanded into Taiwan: “‘It’s very exciting to live in a democracy. It’s too tempting,’ Lai said when asked by members of Taiwan media in late May 2001 why he officially changed his residence to Taiwan. Lai offers a revealing statement on the role of the media buried in Next Media’s annual report: ‘The media are not the tools of the ruling powers but are the people’s servant.’ And that includes the occasional brothel review. ”
The full profile, the first in a new series in Asia Times about media trends, is here.