Cops arrest Apple Daily journalist departing Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong police arrested a journalist with the Apple Daily newspaper at the international airport on Sunday night as he tried to leave the city, according to local media reports. He was an editor and columnist at the now-closed paper, local media reported. The South China Morning Post and online news outlet Citizen News cited unidentified sources saying that Fung Wai-kong was arrested on suspicion of foreign collusion to endanger national security. Fung was believed to be leaving for Britain when he was arrested, local media reported. Police said they arrested a… Read More

The scrappy Hong Kong tabloid that refused to bow to Beijing

Hong Kong, China – The last edition of the Apple Daily, the small scrappy Hong Kong tabloid that emerged as a champion of democracy and outspoken critic of China, has rolled off the presses, four days after the newspaper celebrated its 26th anniversary. The paper had been raided by police twice during the past 10 months on suspicion of violating the National Security Law that was imposed by Beijing almost a year ago. Since the first raid last August, founder Jimmy Lai, 73, has been in jail awaiting trial under the law. Last… Read More

Hong Kong police declare Apple Daily newsroom a crime scene as editors and executives arrested under national security law

by Eric Cheung, Jenni Marsh, Karina Tsui and Julia Hollingsworth. Taipei, Taiwan (CNN Business)Hong Kong police declared the Apple Daily newspaper office a crime scene Thursday, after 500 officers descended on the premises to arrest executives and top editors and seize journalistic materials under the city’s national security law.Apple Daily said Thursday that the company’s CEO Cheung Kim Hung, COO Chow Tat Kuen and chief editor Ryan Law, along with the deputy chief editor and online editor were all arrested and accused of colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security — a provision… Read More