Feb 28, 2020

Jimmy Lai: Pro-democracy media tycoon arrested

One of Hong Kong's most high-profile entrepreneurs, the pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai, has been arrested for illegal assembly and intimidation. The founder of newspaper Apple Daily is accused of being involved in a banned anti-government march on 31 August. Apple Daily is frequently critical of Hong Kong and Chinese leadership. According to an Apple Daily report, 71-year-old Mr Lai was arrested at his home and taken to a Kowloon police station. Mr Lai is also suspected of criminally intimidating a reporter from news outlet Oriental Daily - a major rival of Apple Daily that's seen as being pro-Beijing.

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