China’s unrelenting crackdown on Hong Kong

  August 11, 2020   News Stories

China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong. Weeks after ramming through a controversial national security law, Beijing’s proxies in the city are extending their crackdown on protesters and pro-democracy activists. On Monday, Hong Kong authorities raided the offices of the popular tabloid newspaper Apple Daily and arrested its owner, media tycoon Jimmy Lai; his sons; and a number of executives affiliated with Next Digital, the newspaper’s parent company.

In a separate sweep, 23-year-old activist Agnes Chow, a well-known figure among Hong Kong’s new generation of pro-democracy dissidents, was also detained by police. All those arrested, according to my colleagues, were taken on suspicion of colluding with foreign powers — a charge that could yield life sentences in prison.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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