Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong

Two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to an illegal assembly during mass anti-government protests in August 2019, while seven others, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, pleaded not guilty. The 2019 protests, fuelled by a perception Beijing was curbing the wide-ranging freedoms promised to the former British colony upon its… Read More Two plead guilty in illegal assembly trial of democracy activists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong top court orders remand of media tycoon Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong’s top court has remanded media and publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person to be charged under the Chinese-ruled city’s national security law, in custody until another bail hearing on February 1. The Court of Final Appeal’s ruling comes a week after Lai, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists who… Read More Hong Kong top court orders remand of media tycoon Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong court grants media tycoon Jimmy Lai bail

A Hong Kong court granted HK$10 million (an equivalent of $1.3 million) bail on Wednesday to media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the highest profile pro-democracy activist charged under the city’s new national security law, on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces. Lai is one of the financial hub’s most ardent Beijing critics, while his Next Media… Read More Hong Kong court grants media tycoon Jimmy Lai bail

Hong Kong charges media tycoon Jimmy Lai under national security law

Hong Kong democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, has been charged under the city’s national security law on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces, his Apple Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing a police source. Lai, an ardent critic of Beijing, would be the highest profile person charged under the sweeping new law… Read More Hong Kong charges media tycoon Jimmy Lai under national security law

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of his Apple Daily newspaper. Lai, 71, has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent… Read More Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law