The ballad of Jimmy Lai is the anthem of Hong Kong’s demise [The Hill]

The first time I met Hong Kong businessman Jimmy Lai in the early 2000s, I really didn’t know much about him. I knew his newspaper, Apple Daily, was one of the key players in the Hong Kong market, and that he was a wealthy man.

He greeted me in a chaotic newsroom and made time for a young journalist. I had lots of questions for him, but I remember being struck by his interest in my point of view, despite my age and inexperience.

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