Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong’s Anti-Communist Apple Daily to Shut Down on Thursday

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily announced on Wednesday that it will cease operations at midnight and distribute its final edition on Thursday, one week after the island’s Beijing-controlled government raided the newspaper’s offices and arrested five of its executives for allegedly violating the totalitarian “national security law.”

A supporter holds up a copy of the Apple Daily newspaper outside of their offices on June 23, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy newspaper announced it would be printing its final issue on Thursday after its offices were raided last week over allegations that reports had …

Hundreds of Hong Kong Police Raid Anti-Communist Newspaper Apple Daily

Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers descended upon the offices of leading pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Thursday, arresting its editor in chief and four other senior executives on charges of violating the island’s Beijing-imposed “national security law” by “colluding” with foreign powers.

Ryan Law, second from right, Apple Daily's chief editor, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong Thursday, June 17, 2021. Hong Kong police on Thursday morning arrested the chief editor and four other senior executives of Apple Daily under the national security law on suspicion of collusion with a …

Chinese State Media Calls Pro-Democracy Mogul Jimmy Lai a ‘Force of Evil’

Pro-democracy Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested on Friday for participating in an “unauthorized assembly” in August. Lai’s arrest was greeted with international outrage and interpreted as a dark omen for the future of freedom in Hong Kong. Chinese state media countered with a tornado of propaganda that portrayed Lai as a monstrous symbol of lawlessness whose arrest was a vital step toward subduing the long-running protest movement.

Founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, Jimmy Lai, walks out from a police station after being bailed out in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Lai, has been held by police over his participation in a …