The arrest of Next Digital publisher Jimmy Lai and the police raid of his Apple Daily offices marked an escalation of the crackdown on Hong Kong's media freedoms, which entered a new, more active stage after the July 1...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 10, 2020
Jimmy Lai, pro-democracy owner of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of "colluding with foreign forces." Nine others, including Lai's sons, were also arrested for alleged violations...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 1, 2013
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents gathered in the rain for an annual rally for democracy, on the anniversary of the territory's return to China from British rule in 1997. From the Wall Street Journal: Organizers said the...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 10, 2004
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 […]
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