Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon tells staff to ‘fight on’


Source: bangkokpost.com

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on Wednesday told his reporters to "fight on" following his dramatic arrest, as China widens its crackdown against critics in the semi-autonomous business hub. The clampdown has gathered pace since Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on Hong Kong in June, with opposition politicians disqualified and activists arrested for social media posts. The moves have provoked outrage in the West and deepened fears for millions who last year took to the streets to protest communist China's tightening grip on the city. In one of the most dramatic days of the crackdown,...