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Thousands Rally for Democracy in Hong Kong

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...

‘I Was Scared to Death’

Newsweek interviews Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai: Back in 1997, as Beijing regained sovereignty over Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai made everybody’s short list of people who’d face trouble should Beijing decide to play...

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 […]

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