After Navalny’s murder, Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai’s courage is worth cheering even more


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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s murder of Alexei Navalny is a sobering reminder of just how far dictators will go to silence those with the courage to stand up to thuggery. In China’s neighboring tyranny, publisher Jimmy Lai is a cheering reminder courage and hope still stand tall. As a journalist, I first profiled Jimmy in 1993. I went on to serve on the board of Next Digital, the parent company of his pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily. In the three decades I’ve known him, I have been consistently impressed by his prescience, bravery and integrity. Lai has been jailed for 1,155...