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Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily facing shut-down under pressure from China

NPR News Now

00:18 sec | Last month

Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily facing shut-down under pressure from China

"Says it's days away from going out of business. The move comes a week after hong kong police froze the paper assets and arrested senior executives on charges of violating the territory's new national security laws. the paper's founder. Jimmy lai is being detained on similar charges. Canadian prime minister justin

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Apple Daily Increases Print Run as Hong Kongers Queue to Buy Paper

BBC Newsday

02:04 min | Last month

Apple Daily Increases Print Run as Hong Kongers Queue to Buy Paper

"We must press on, said the chief of Apple Daily newspaper as he was arrested. At the end of last week, the journalists on the best known pro democracy paper in Hong Kong carried on producing and writing. They also sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Some Hong Kong has elected to show their support by buying 10 at once and then just giving them away. But for how much longer Last week's actions by the Hong Kong authorities are making it very difficult for the newspaper to carry on to remind you, its owner, Jimmy Lai, is in jail, serving a sentence for unauthorized assembly and senior staff at the paper are being held at the moment, it's feared the paper may not survive for long, like a matter of days. Mark Simon is an adviser of the owner Jimmy Lai. The government has frozen the access to the bank accounts. They've frozen any interaction with the bank account, so they and they've informed Hong Kong banks not to deal with Apple daily. So basically the situation is the company is up, unable to operate its bank accounts, and that's basically that's as bad as it gets. But I mean, you're a large company, 600 employees and so on What's on the agenda for the board meeting, then right now that sounds like the agenda for the board meeting is going to be basically how to work to get the accounts on frozen and then what's the progress there? But it's not really a decision that I think Apple Daily is making. It's not really a decision that's on our side. That's really the decision on the government side at the Security Department wants to open, let The paper operate. That's fine with them. That's fine with us. If not, there's nothing we can do you It's they've cut off every every vehicle and every venue for us, they say if they don't if they don't unfreeze the bank accounts can you carry on operating? I don't think I don't see how nobody can carry on operating without financial, you know activity. In other words, if you can't conduct your business, how do you carry on operating? Uh, it's illegal action. It's illegal, also in Hong Kong. In other words, you can't contract for services or tell employees to work without the ability to

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Press Executives Charged Under New Security Law

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | Last month

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Press Executives Charged Under New Security Law

"Two senior employees of Hong Kong's pro democracy newspaper Apple Daily have appeared in court charged with violating national security. Both the editor in chief Ryan Law and the Chief executive, Chung Kim Hyung, were denied bail. And he, Vincent is in Hong Kong. Dozens of Hong Kong residents lined up outside West Callaloo in court to support the Apple daily executives on Friday night. Three of the five arrested were released on bail. Today. The court heard that the chief editor and CEO of Hong Kong's most popular newspaper stand accused of conspiring with the paper's owner, Jimmy Lai, in requesting foreign nations to impose sanctions against Hong Kong. And the Chinese government. Mr Light, is already serving time in prison for his involvement in the 2019 protest movement and is awaiting trial for national security law charges.

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Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | Last month

Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

"Two senior employees of Hong Kong's pro democracy newspaper Apple Daily have appeared in court charged with violating national security. Both the editor in chief Ryan Law and the Chief executive, Chung Kim Hyung, were denied bail. And he, Vincent is in Hong Kong. Dozens of Hong Kong residents lined up outside West Callaloo in court to support the Apple daily executives on Friday night. Three of the five arrested were released on bail. Today. The court heard that the chief editor and CEO of Hong Kong's most popular newspaper stand accused of conspiring with the paper's owner, Jimmy Lai, in requesting foreign nations to impose sanctions against Hong Kong. And the Chinese government. Mr Light, is already serving time in prison for his involvement in the 2019 protest movement and is awaiting trial for national security law charges.

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Hong Kong Media Mogul Sentenced to Another 14 Months for Pro-Democracy Rallies

BBC Newshour

00:17 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong Media Mogul Sentenced to Another 14 Months for Pro-Democracy Rallies

"This is James Menendez with news that life from the BBC Let's head to Hong Kong now where the media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to an additional six month jail term for his role in an unauthorized gathering in October, 2019 at the height of the pro democracy

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Hong Kong Tycoon Sentenced to More Jail Time Over 2019 Protest

BBC Newsday

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong Tycoon Sentenced to More Jail Time Over 2019 Protest

"The Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been given an additional six month jail term for his role in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 during the city's pro democracy rallies. He had pleaded guilty to organizing the event, along with nine other activists. Martin Yip is in Hong Kong. The protest took place as Spain. Jing was celebrating the People's Republic 70th birthday and ended up with street battles between police and protesters in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lai is already serving a 14 month sentence for taking part in two similar protests in August 2019. He's also facing to further charges under Beijing's national security law on charges of colluding with foreign forces. While that has yet to reach trial, Hongkong's most famous media tycoon could face life imprisonment if found guilty.

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Hong Kong Tycoon Gets 14-Month Jail Term Over 2019 Protest

BBC World Service

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong Tycoon Gets 14-Month Jail Term Over 2019 Protest

"For the atrocities. Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been given an additional six month jail term for his role in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 during the city's pro democracy rallies. Mr Lai is already serving a 14 month sentence for taking part in two

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Lai of the Land: Hong Kong's Democrats Quashed

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:47 min | 3 months ago

Lai of the Land: Hong Kong's Democrats Quashed

"In hong kong nine high profile democracy activists were sentenced on friday for their roles in the protests that royal the territory two years ago. The list is a who's who of hong kong's most prominent outspoken and story campaigners who entered the courthouse as defiant as ever loss to face the some say as the defendants exited and were driven away. Chance broke out in a sparse crowd. A bold expression of what remains of hong kong's protest spirit hongkong is supposed to have a unique arrangement with the rest of china one country two systems. It's politics and policing were notionally independent from the mainland but with last week's sentencing the unilateral imposition of a draconian new national security law and changes to hong kong's electoral system. It increasingly seems. There's just one system one is on the mainland leaves little space for dissent nine people who were charged on friday received prison sentences ranging from eight to eighteen months four of them received suspended sentences because of their age and their contributions to hong kong. Cise she shulin. Wong is a china correspondent for the economist and is based in hong kong the sentences of the most severe punishments today four pro-democracy activists and politicians in connection to the big protests. We saw hong kong in two thousand and nineteen. What's important to note here. Is that this particular isn't connected to the national security law which was introduced after the protests occurred

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Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:18 sec | 4 months ago

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

"The hong kong media tycoon. Jimmy lai and six others are facing a jail sentence after being convicted of unauthorized assembly. They accused of being involved. In protests in two thousand and nineteen. Those facing jail include an eighty two year. Old barrister martin lee. He's known as the father of hong kong democracy.

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Hong Kong Convicts Seven Pro-Democracy Legislators

BBC World Service

00:56 sec | 4 months ago

Hong Kong Convicts Seven Pro-Democracy Legislators

"To huge demonstrations two years ago. The media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the veteran politician Martin Lee were among those found guilty of organizing an unauthorized Marge Emily Lau are former legislator and chairwoman of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong gave her reaction. We feel very dismayed and distressed, but maybe not too surprised, Given the pressure that the whole Hong Kong is undone pressure from Beijing pressure from the Carrie Lam Administration judges they are just human on. But it's very sad to see these people who have made so many, many contributions to the development of the city, which today found beauty because they took part in a peaceful And non violent demonstration. Two months after the military coup in Myanmar, and international aid groups says more than 40

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Hong Kong activist publisher Jimmy Lai denied bail again

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:08 sec | 5 months ago

Hong Kong activist publisher Jimmy Lai denied bail again

"Security charges. This victory, of course for Beijing. US has revoked the so called Trump Snapback regarding Iran in

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The next of 1,000 cuts: Hong Kong activists on trial

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:31 min | 5 months ago

The next of 1,000 cuts: Hong Kong activists on trial

"Rock. It's a scene. That's becoming ole too familiar in hong kong this week more pro. Democracy activists are on trial before appearing in court. One of the accused lee. Cheuk yan said hong kong's rule of law is deteriorating because he became a in some political him eight other profile figures have been charged with organizing and participating in an unauthorized. The charges stemmed not from hong kong's draconian new national security law but from the protests prior to its introduction in june twenty nine thousand nine millions of hong kongers began taking to the streets. They were opposing and extradition bill but they saw as a grave threat to the territory's delegate independence from the mainland government over months. The demonstrations escalated vandalism and violence were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. This week's training focuses on one particular protest so on august. Eighteen two thousand and nineteen mole than one million. People gathered to protest despite very heavy rain that day. Su lin wong is a china correspondent for the economist and is based in hong kong so the police had granted permission for people to protest in victoria park but they weren't granted permission to march on the streets but because there was so many people showed up inevitably people flowed out but the eight hundred august protests. Actually marks the first tig free weekend in a month so really was extremely peaceful. Compared to many of the protests that had come before it and so if that days protests remained peaceful wire or activists on trial for for being a part of it. They're nine high profile activists who on trial charged with organizing and participating in unauthorized and so they faced penalties of up to five years in jail. It's important to know that they haven't been charged under the national security law which was introduced after up. These protests occurred so the prosecution is accusing these group of defying police. Instructions encouraging crowds to watch and causing traffic disruptions. While the defense doesn't contest the facts that helped to organize and participate in the peaceful assembly. What they're arguing is that. The charges violate a basic right to assembly guaranteed under hong kong law and they are challenging the constitutionality of the polices ability to ban assemblies especially when the protests were directed at the police themselves. And you say that all the defendants are are high profile. Parts of hong kong's democracy movement. Yes so interestingly. This particular case is focused on an older generation of pro-democracy activists in hong kong who are generally considered to be moderate and who believe in trying to change the system from within by for example running for parliament in contrast to a younger generation of protesters who we saw take to the streets in two thousand nine hundred eighteen. So the fact that it's it's this group of older per democracy campaigners indicates the dominant is trying to crush the democracy movement as a whole as opposed to going after particular protesters who a particularly violent the two most high profile defendants in this case. Are martin land. Jimmy lai so muslim is considered the father of the democracy movement in hong kong. He's now eighty two years old. The other high profile figure is jimmy. Lai who is a media tycoon and runs a pro-democracy tabloid in hong kong and his despised by the chinese communist party. And so how do you think this trial will go so two of the nine have pleaded guilty to the charges and the remaining seven have pleaded not guilty to the sentence for the to pleaded. Guilty is expected next month and then the trial for the seven. He pleaded not guilty. Expected to last two weeks and so courts in hong kong still have a relatively high degree of autonomy and as a high standard of evidence it's expected in cases so people hoping that the courts will will still remain as independent as they were known to be prior to the protests as you say targeting these fathers and mothers of democracy in hong kong is quite telling so i think the outlook for democracy in hong kong is extremely grim and while some supporters did rally outside the court on tuesday since the national security law was introduced me last day. Her beam very few protests harshly because of covid restrictions but also because there has been a real layer of fear that is settled across the city. People have been arrested for holding up blank posters and slogans that we heard all the time on the streets in two thousand and nineteen have now being labeled seditious

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Myanmar hits anti-coup protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets

BBC World Service

02:01 min | 6 months ago

Myanmar hits anti-coup protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets

"Rubber bullets at protesters demonstrating against the military coup there. Reports of tear gas being used to disperse crowds in another city, Mandalay, Some demonstrators there have been arrested. Testers have been on the streets of the amount for the fourth day running. Here's Jonathan head. These protests are in so many different places, and people have got such a sense off determination, and also, they're inspired by seeing happening. Across 70 professions. I mean, it really is very, very widespread. So what? We're seeing these set piece confrontations of big places like Yang. Gonna nip adore their protests almost everywhere. I mean, really, really small towns. I don't think at this stage, the authorities know quite how they're going to deal with it. They seem to be just slowly increasing the pressure on the protesters without yet initiating any serious attempt to put them down. New Zealand is his spending all high level contacts with the military authorities in Myanmar. The Prime minister Justin Girardin, also announced restrictions on aid to exclude programs that were delivered with or benefited the military government. Because leaders to be banned from traveling to New Zealand. Hongkong's top court has ruled that the media tycoon Jimmy Lai should remain in custody while awaiting trial under controversial national security law. Previously those accused of nonviolent crimes in Hong Kong where routinely granted bail, but the new law removes that presumption. Martin Yip was outside the courthouse. The five judges of the calls are found up here here in Hong Kong have proved unanimously in favor off the government in the past about would normally be granted to the defendant accused of non violence crimes. This time. The five Senate could just say when the high court judge granted about Jimmy line back in December, he made a near a off judgment. The type who will now have to be remanded in custody until the next hearing in April. This legal team said they will apply for again to the high court. World Hope Health

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai's bail revoked

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:15 sec | 7 months ago

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai's bail revoked

"Revoked bail for a pro democracy activists jimmy lai and ordered him placed in custody again. The media tycoon is charged with fraud endangering national security. One of many caught up in hong kong's crackdown on dissent drug.

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It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

Correspondents Report

04:09 min | 8 months ago

It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

"As the end of two thousand twenty approaches so it seems to hopes for freedom in hong kong the arrest in recent days of eight more. Prominent opponents of the beijing backed government of hong kong follows the jialing of other pro-democracy activists including joshua wong and agnes chow as well as media. Tycoon jimmy lai. Who's been accused. Under the national security law of colluding with foreign forces. many others have fled hong kong. The pro-beijing government is also planning new regulations to combat online and the other misinformation and activity which might take a different resonance when promulgated by the pro beijing government and it may say journalists and activists have their free speech curtailed even further after the year of protests in twenty nine hundred and twenty twenty has been a year of lockdown for both political and purposes. So is the hongkong that we've known finished tom. Grundy is the editor in chief and co founder of hong kong. Free press an independent not for profit. English language news outlet established in two thousand fifteen and funded by its readers in a recent tweet. Tom said in light of hong kong's national security little we have opted to keep calm and carry on hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Tom grandy welcome to sunday. Extra exciting me. Thanks for being here. I gather there is a clock in the home kong. Free press office that he's counting down. What is that clocking. what does it show at. The moment was counting down to twenty four seven which the year the autonomy. it's guaranteed to overtake was cops meant to expires. The city was then blended into the mainland. But i've been joking. How resetting the clock to about five months ago because for many people because when the integration sugary began with the dawn of this national security law and since then we've seen a full throated crackdown on civil liberties in the city all under the cover of cove it. Dozens of leading activists arrested in. Don't rates you mentioned a couple and that newsroom braided slash pro democracy newspaper. Jimmy lights proprietor behind bars at the moment. If saint democracy books pulse from library shelves slogan banned protest song bandon. Schools are colds a patriotic education and People have been arrested in recent months simply over facebook posts or placards or also closed seditious words and in one instance somewhat linked to australia right and a straighten judge resigned citing security bowl which as many feared it seems to be used in a very broad and tacona way absolutely tom. What does it mean for you in practice as the founder editor and chief of hong kong free press. How much have you had to change what you do since the new national security look i mean well. I said that the security is designed to make people notice the media self-censor to obey in advance. If you will in tom we cannot get straight answers to questions such as can we print the span. Slogan liberate hong kong. Can we film someone walking the national anthem or burning a flag or interview pro-independence at the on local outlets has deleted the exile example That's the idea. They want us to over. Correct to tiptoe around lake right lines goal posts in a way that they do in the mainland. I suppose self-censorship being much more powerful than tempted shit. But we're a small nimble team so we scrambled to react. We saw big little expensive life sending a backup entities training the team on what to do in rates moving quick vices of course and and some more conan's like literally changing our desktop confused desk

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Hong Kong Arrests Jimmy Lai, Media Mogul, Under National Security Law

3 Dimensional Wealth Radio

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

Hong Kong Arrests Jimmy Lai, Media Mogul, Under National Security Law

"Its influence the communist government in Beijing clamping down on freedom in many forms, including religion, but also politics. Hong Kong pro democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai now under arrest again, Hong Kong media reports lie is being charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security as authorities step up a crackdown on descent. He's the most high profile person. Out of more than two dozen charged under a sweeping law passed in June by Beijing. Responding to the Hong Kong protests that began in June, 2019 over proposed extradition law lie had discussed that law with Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeii last year on a trip to the U. S. He's also endured three other arrests this past year, including taking part in what was termed an unauthorized vigil marking the anniversary of the June 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. George Burns on the reporting.

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law

BBC Newshour

08:36 min | 8 months ago

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law

"Citizens, Jimmy Lai. Lai. Has Has been been charged charged with with endangering endangering Chinese Chinese national national security. security. The The businessman businessman and and media media million million billionaire billionaire who's who's in in prison prison in in Hong Hong Kong Kong at at the the moment, moment, is is the the most most high high profile person to be charged under sweeping new law covering conspiring with foreign forces. And carrying a maximum life sentence. Antony DAP. Iran is a lawyer and writer in Hong Kong who spells out what these charges against Mr Lai mean for the direction of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. He's being charged with colluding with foreign forces under the National security law. It's very significant given that Jimmy Lai is such a high profile figure among of the pro democracy parties in Hong Kong. But it's not surprising. It's always expected that he would be one of the key targets under the law after it was introduced. What sorts of things has, he said about Beijing that have obviously cause such a fence. Well, he has bean very public in calling for sanctions to be imposed on both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in retaliation for their actions here in Hong Kong, and that is specifically under the law constitute the the act of colluding with foreign forces. And so that's the the the actions that we expect that has got him into trouble This time. It's quite a sweeping law, isn't it? And he's not the first to fall foul of it. That's right. It is a very broad law drafted in such a wide way that it can catch all sorts of act. Devotees are so far there have been four people arrested and charged under the law. None of those cases have yet worked their way through the court system. So we don't yet know how Hongkong's judges are going to define the parameters off this law, but it's certainly potentially could be very broad. Reaching indeed. Can you tell us about the case of a teenage activist called Tony Cheung? Yes, Tony chill has been charged under the National security law for inciting succession and subversion. And this is in relation to social media posts that he's alleged to have made with messages of diligently promoting Hong Kong independence or subverting the government. He's also being charged with it with a number of other offenses, including just today he was convicted off. Desecrating the national flag for snatching a Chinese flag off a pro Beijing demonstrator at a protest. He's also facing other charges resulting from his various protest activities. How successful a warning shot Against other protesters. Do you think that these actions are, it's certainly likely to be very intimidating to other protesters and and pro democracy activists in Hong Kong. This is all part of a much broader campaign by the authorities here to crack down on all forms of dissent, and that has included, of course, arrests under the National Security law and under other Hong Kong laws. It's also included the disqualification of legislators the intimidation of the media a crackdown on the education system. All of this really designed to silence any form of dissent here in Hong Kong, and it certainly is having an effect in terms of intimidating people. I think you've described what's going on in Hong Kong in the moment as CAFTA esque. Maybe you could explain what you mean for those who might not be familiar with the works of France, CAFTA Yes. I mean, what we're seeing in Hong Kong isn't often arbitrary Use off state power or the use of the state and the Lauren and I about predictable and inconsistent ways. And you really see it in the way that the government challenges these pro democracy activists and protesters with all sorts of legal charges, often it being unclear exactly what the behavior is that they're being charged with. So I think for many of the pro democracy community here, it feels a little like they are lost in a sort of Casca narrative, not Quite sure when the Lord is going to to swept upon them. Clearly, Beijing thinks it can do things like charge. Businessman Jimmy Lie with impunity is that the case is standing up for Hong Kong falling down the list of priorities for Western governments. It certainly seems that even if Western governments are inclined to take action, this little action they can take that is likely to have any impact on the Chinese government. And we've seen that with sanctions that the United States has a Lied to both Hong Kong and Beijing government leaders. They seem to have have reacted really with defiance. I'm haven't changed their policies or approaches in Hong Kong. It all have been very dismissive of the sanctions and the impact that they've been having all these leaders. And so even these sorts of very assertive actions are not able to sort of change. Attack that the Chinese government is taking here. I'm not sure what else will and so I think that China certainly regards any action by foreign government as an interference in China's internal affairs, and they've given every indication they don't intend to be influenced by that. Antony Dappy ran in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a reporter working for the American news agency Bloomberg has been detained by the authorities in China. Hayes fan who's a Chinese national hasn't been in contact with her employers for four days now. Robin Brent is the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai and asked him what more we knew about her detention. Well, the truth is not much or we have is the details coming from the American news agency Bloomberg, which were released late today, on Friday, China Time Now they say they last heard from her in a conversation with her editors before lunch on Monday. They haven't heard from her since. But shortly after that conversation, she was seen being escorted from her apartment in Beijing by blankly. Those police officers and in the intervening four days, Bloomberg say they've been in touch with the government here. They've been in touch with the Chinese Embassy in the United States because hes Fanny's a Chinese national on itwas on Thursday when they discovered confirmation that she had been detained. She had been taken and she was being questioned in relation to allegations off breaching national security and the Chinese authorities have recent form. Don't they were foreign journalists are concerned Australian journalists flown out of China recently. American journalists not having their press cards renewed. Yes, I mean, you know, we could have ah, much more longer and detailed conversation about whether that how this fits in with the diplomatic hostilities between the United States and China. Between China on Australia and the Chinese government's use of its very ambiguous national security law to target people to target journalists for things other than genuine allegations off breaching the law, But look a Chinese born Australian journalists Chen Lei, who worked for the state run TV CT TN station, She was detained several months ago in similar circumstances. She hasn't been seen since. Details about her fate have not been forthcoming. There is some continuation that this may be linked to that, but we just don't know the evacuation as it was off to journalists. Australian journalists a couple of months ago linked to Chang Le's detention Pretty much ended Australia's ability to report from this country. Certainly when it comes to TV, anyway. Yesterday as well was the two year anniversary to the day off the detention on Don't going detention off two Canadians Michael Coverage of Michael's favor. One of businessmen want a former diplomat, two men who were detained by China in China. In the days following the arrest of a very high profile Kuala Way telecom company executive in Canada. So look, it's seen on used frankly, by the Chinese as a tool is a tactic off diplomacy, but I have to say We don't know any details about Hayes fans detention why she's being detained how she was detained where she's being detained because the Chinese authorities are not saying so. They're simply confirming that they have her. What does it say, though about the state of Open reporting in China, particularly by foreign nationals, the foreign correspondent's Club of China Says. It's very alarmed, for instance. Yeah, but it's hard here. It's hard for foreign nationals that believe me. It's even harder for Chinese nationals. Hayes fan is a Chinese national. She's an experienced journalist she's working for Bloomberg. Last three years, but other organizations before that, and she is what's known as a news assistant here. Chinese nationals aren't allowed to be employed to do what I do to report you know, prominently in newspapers or on camera or on the radio. They can only be employed his news assistance. But that is a huge understatement of what they do. I have a Chinese colleague who is my new system and she is absolutely vital to our operation here in Shanghai. That was Robin Brent, who's the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai.

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Hong Kong jails pro-democracy activists

Morning Edition

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

Hong Kong jails pro-democracy activists

"Court in Hong Kong has denied bail to media mogul and democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai. He's been charged with fraud. NPR's John Rule, which reports that means the 73 year old publisher may spend the next four months in detention. The court decision to deny lie bail comes a day after three other prominent Hong Kong democracy activists were sentenced to prison for their roles in a protest last year. Local media and the Associated Press report that his case is adjourned until April 16th Lies. One of the highest profile figures in Hong Kong is democracy movement. He was arrested in August, and police raided the offices of his newspaper Apple Daily. At the time, police said he was suspected of violating a controversial new national security law. So far, though no charges have been made. The Chinese leadership imposed the national security law in Hong Kong this summer. Officials say it was necessary after sometimes violent protests shook the territory. Critics say it's designed to silence

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"lai" Discussed on Hacking Your Leadership

Hacking Your Leadership

05:04 min | 10 months ago

"lai" Discussed on Hacking Your Leadership

"Whole point of this episode, which is like the LAI leader sell themselves like I developed by people because if you don't really understand or you don't have a clear definition of what you mean by developments and if you're stuck in these spaces where maybe to. Your point like you believe that training development, you believe that delegation is development. You believe that people over time getting better is a result of your leadership, which is then development looks like if you if you just see the, if you see the work that way if you see the role of a leader being that way that I think the you are missing eighty percent of your actual. Responsibility as a leader right I. I've been really clear. My definition leadership is. Your personal personally accountable for the development of your people period and I say that over and over and over again. But you know what that's funny though is that that makes the assumption that you and I had the same definition of development right? Right. Right I think that most leaders want to do their best in the end they want to take. Care of their people, and that's why a lot of leaders want to get some of those roles I think vis love that people tell themselves. This one is less intentional like I believe that most leaders actually believe that they're developing their people they just have defined development they define it all but wrong because they were never taught how to develop anybody. Because they were not developed themselves, they have they. They don't have an example of what good looks like when it comes to being developed themselves, and so what they saw as development from their leaders growing up so to speak is what they are giving to their people and so let me ask you a question then when you're talking about developing your. People and we understand that training is a part of it and we understand that that actually going through these motions of love learnings and trainings and the tactical pieces that that's necessary. But it's only twenty percent. Give me an example of a time when you developed your people that involve a lot more than just giving them something to do I'll give you. An example, right. So speaking with team member and saying, Hey, you know what I want to be a leader I see the leaders that I work with us. You leaders that I work for I. Think they're amazing I think I have that skill I think I wanna do that the number one congratulations because the first step of leadership is raising your. Hand to take on additional responsibility, right. So like here's a couple of things that we need to go over I. Right? Are you exceeding in your day job right now you're really good at the role that you're in because before you can build you know credibility and trust with the team and be able to help people you've got to be really supposed. To. Do the number two is who are you bringing along in in? How are you able to speak to your positive influence on their getting better quote unquote the training aspect of this kind of who are you training and helping them to get better and then number three however, are you able to bring those examples and stories together to talk? About your own growth in what you've learned through the process, right so that Kinda. I start there with just the dialogue. Here's what we want to talk about. Okay. When it comes to the assignment where this is not about train them on the twenty percent of the job like all these other boxes have checked or they're being checked as we go along. The next thing I want them to go do..

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"lai" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

02:13 min | 11 months ago

"lai" Discussed on The Daily

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"lai" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

06:11 min | 11 months ago

"lai" Discussed on The Daily

"I was always telling those kids. We can be more wiling to see people guns attendance. We have is more authority. This is the only power. But at the same time I came into this and also why the kiss of so wrong because they assume. The beginning of the life. Is these people say what I say. If again, you did the fight, they'll have to face life with our freedom. I don't know if the whole movement was more moderate with the natural law come. I think the national security law or kind of like this will come you entry anyway. But. It just comes. He says that the Chinese government would have arrived at this point one way or another. that. These restrictions on Hong Kong were. Inevitable. And according to that logic. What would be the point of tiptoeing around any of this? What would be the point of acquiescing or delaying? It wouldn't gain much of anything that's right and he's not a subtle guy in some ways he probably relishes the conflict that comes with forcing the authorities hand. I just leave. CCP. Definitely. One tool crammed down on the balance of the Hong. Kong people because I did understand why Hong Kong people. So what he bads Delusion that we have different value than those Chinese China and you an Tiffany were obviously. Talking to him in his home not in a prison. So how does he get out and so he's released on bail. I mean, even if they would allow me bill. It was a surprise. You. Don't send me to China these they will keep in custody onto trump. Off To pay for two thousand, cash a bail and two hundred, thousand personal getting T. I'm. You've been charged. My primis. That's not not a day from the club gets of possible it was confiscated and. He's not allowed to leave Hong Kong. So, there is a lot of uncertainty in terms of his future and also the future of his publications. I'm struck Austin. that. Jimmy Lai's story from the beginning. Is. As you said, this quest for freedom and. Freedom that very much resembles Hong. Kong's quest for freedom the. Of it and then the loss of it and. He has tasted that freedom but at this point, if we're being honest and kind of feels like that battle is now ending and that he is on the losing side of it. So does he see it that way? I don't I. Don't think he does I asked him about this because it struck me the now he was at a point in his life that was very similar to the experiences of protest leaders from nineteen thousand nine. You know from eighty nine and the experience. Often. For Political activists in China there's a choice this offer. Won't. Go to America. Some of those like long done spent some time in prison and then left and now live a life of freedom overseas. or go the passive Chappel. In China in prison. And some of those like Leo Apple News. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate spent time in prison and died in prison. and so I asked to me like. If a choice is I would choose the letter. You would go to prison. That's the only way to end. Because It just making it very expensive for. You stick. But it'd be expensive to. I mean to spend the rest of potentially the rest of your life in prison. So that's great cost as well. Full of one person I, suppose to. To country. Guests a big box. Is. A very good pocket. Bucket. I choose to choose the BAGGINS. And he said that would stay and fight risk spending the rest of his life in prison. So. That's a bargain that he sounds like he's willing to make. Is Somebody WHO's? Done very well from his self as an entrepreneur that that seems like a that seems like a tough market to take. It depends on what you want life. If I was satisfied being reached. Necessarily abuses meant. My Life Lucas. That's not the kind of move. Just lucky to have so much money. because. I want to make. My Nature is fine. Thank you very much. Thank you. have. WanNa. Be. Tiffany are, walking out. I've I've interviewed Jimmy Lai few times over the past fifteen or so years. That occurs to me that. This could potentially be the last time. But I talk with him. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you Austin we appreciate it. Thank you Michael..

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"lai" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

06:51 min | 11 months ago

"lai" Discussed on The Daily

"Good start, but it's not enough learn more and take action to solve climate change at drink sustainably dot com. Sauce and how do these tensions start to play out once Jimmy Lai throws himself into this media empire and like you said, China's power keeps growing. Well, he becomes a very prominent and outspoken figure in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. He participates in protests and his papers, a big backer of large protest movements and Hong Kong in twenty fourteen. And also last year he goes to the US meets with the Secretary of state to advocate for Hong Kong, to become more democratic and how risky is this behavior because it does seem very provocative very publicly provocative. Is there a sense that when you're a billionaire, you can do these kinds of things with a certain level of protection, US definitely taking risks, and he's arrested a few times for participation in illegal assemblies for an incident with a photographer from a pro-beijing newspaper the risks really escalate. Once the national security law comes into place. Right? We've talked about this law with you on the show Austin it is written so broadly. And so clearly, in response to the protest movements of the past few years that it's pretty clear the Chinese government and their allies in the Hong Kong government could pretty much find any reason to apply it to someone doing something they don't like. Yes. That's right. And nobody really knows how far it could go. National Security Law think came as. Prize. What was your reaction when you first heard about this? I couldn't believe it. I thought it was rough. But the more I heard about it. Is True. And I knew that that spelled the death knell Holcombe. because. The British government. Did Not give us democracy. But he gave us. Rural. Poverty Poverty. Freedom. Of speech freedom of religion feed them assembly. All. This institution was the protection of freedom. And that's why behold people. So, what do you battle? Against CCP when the frappe of our freedom was to be taken away. And for Jimmy Lai, the Chinese authorities in Chinese state media have really identified him as one of the main targets under this law. And sure enough within a few weeks after the law has passed, he's arrested. You're one the first people in Hong Kong to be arrested under the National Security Law. There's a new department within the police specifically to handle this. This is all very new. What was that? It was. I was padding for it. And now at the time. I just take it easy. Because I've been what's going to happen? I just throw it throw a time ever. Only worry that I I asked my can I go back upstairs to say goodbye to my wife? Because she is the new thing that I worry she has to. Suffer more than I do and that's leaving. He's escorted out of his mansion and then he's taken to the apple daily headquarters. and. There's this. Amazing scene. Per Box of Jimmy Lai through the newsroom. And they're hundreds of police more than two hundred police officers show up at the apple daily. Newsroom. nappy. Go there live streaming the police raid on their headquarters and editors are getting in arguments with police. And it's a really dramatic scene. And it's quite shocking to see. So many police just descend on this museum. And so he has two sons. and. A few executives in his organization are arrested under national security. Violations. But it's not made clear. Exactly. What in the few weeks since the law went into effect has done? To violate this and and how does he describe his time in jail? He says the. While he was being held. He thought about. Whether he would do things differently. Actually. I was thinking if I knew that I would end up like this prison. Changed the way I run my life. Because I never. Anything before intentionally just naturally. So, it must be my character. If my character. By destiny. So, it was already leave. and. Then decides that at some point was going to have this collision with the authorities and he's satisfied with. The things that he's done that the choices he's made of lead up to this point. Well to that point, there's a line of thinking and it's kind of a Chinese centric line of thinking, but it's a lot of thinking that. The Communist Party hastened the imposition of this very strict security law because of all the protests and the attention that they garnered and to the degree that people like Jimmy like played a role in that movement in supporting it an amplifying it criticizing China. So openly does he worry that he invited this law and its consequences? Faster than it might have happened if everybody including Jimmy Lai had acted differently. Did he miscalculate the Chinese response? He does have criticisms of the movement he argued for nonviolence, the violence and property destruction of the protests are things that he's critical of. Wind and kids I into each council as. This is. When they first fruit or five. To. This is going to be very detrimental to move..

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"lai" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

08:11 min | 11 months ago

"lai" Discussed on The Daily

"Won was made a general manager of a factual three hundred people. And let it the factory me the wettest. Work and with luck I was able to perform. Profit that they haven't made a couple of years one year, he uses his bonus money to invest in by his own factory, and so within a few years, he's running his own factory. Is Very impressive for a man in his early twenties. Yeah yeah, it's quite impressive in many ways. It's a very Hong Kong story. It's an opportunity that he just would not have been afforded. Had He stayed in mainland China? So what happens to this factory that he buys? It does well. I was working as manufacturer for t shirts. We proved using a lot for Polo. Ralph Lauren. and. Some other brand names. And he eventually creates his own clothing company. When it was New York. Trying. To name my retaining shots, he tells us this kind of wild story of how he came up with the name for his new company. In one day I met somebody I knew. Importing Company. Me a few cookies. He's on a sales trip to New York and he's unwittingly given a pot cookie. I was totally high. Have you cokie could Mari. So I just felt so monchy. I went into. Piece of pace you quenches has munchies with a bunch of pizza. And then. Later on finds a Napkin in his pocket from this place and it's called Giordano's. Wow very good attended nate not stupid nothing that if I turn in named people within. The Detari. He takes that name thinking that. This Hong Kong clothing company sort of a European. flair. And Giordano. Becomes a success and it sort of becomes the gap of Hong Kong, and beyond Hong Kong, they open up in China and other parts of Asia. And Jimmy Lai is on his way. Comes up a multimillionaire. So within a very short span, this child of mainland China. who used to carry the bags of Richmond on their way to Hong Kong is now himself? A massive Hong Kong success story. So how does he get from retail into media? So. It starts with Chinese politics. This is the nineteen eighties the period of opening up in China and people in mainland China began pushing for. Even more, and so there's A. Protest Movement in one, thousand, nine, hundred, nine in Beijing and other large Chinese cities where students and workers come together. And Demonstrate and try and demand greater say in their government, and this is something that's followed very closely in Hong Kong. By this point, it's clear that Hong Kong will return to Chinese control. And so people in Hong Kong are very invested and the idea of China becoming a democracy right and Jimmy Lai, he has this belief that China will open up. But that doesn't happen China since in the troops and on June fourth nine, hundred, eighty, nine. Chinese soldiers, kill hundreds possibly thousands of demonstrators in Beijing. And that is the end of the protest movement. And how does Jimmy Lai we act to the news of that massacre. He still believes that China will become a democracy. That time when the. Massacre. Happened I thought that. The way for China to go. Forward. Belie she. was reversible. Serov. I was a dreamer I'm Steven. And she wants to do what he can to push it in that direction for somebody s make enough money I was forty. I made enough money for my life. Okay. That's go into the media because I believe in the media. By delivering information you're actually the liberty freedom. He sees the way of doing that is through the media. And so as a child, we saw food is freedom. Now he sees information as freedom. And by being publisher himself, he can deliver that. So his first publication is called next magazine. Can you. Tell us about the philosophy of your publications. You describe inspiration and start them as the aftermath antena men and the crackdown hopes to reform China and it's very high minded political idea. But. Next magazine and Apple Daily are famous for for gossip. So it seems like there's A. Dictionary a little bit of a contradiction there. What is the? What is the underlying underlying is pro freedom? And at the same time mutating. We're not stopped mixed mega. She was like, okay. If your financial magazine, you'll financial makers. You Entertainment. Costs your boss. The. fucking you. Why should I have to do this? Like an old together. And just choose the best of each one. An overnight success. My purpose is to sell. And to deliver the message to many people as possible. And we have been very persistent. In Our democracy and freedom. principle. And people in Hong Kong talk about those days like waiting to get the next issue of next magazine and five years. Later he starts apple daily, which is a daily newspaper, and it's a very similar sort of mix of gossip and celebrity and also hard hitting news and investigations and. Everything somebody might WanNa, read basically. So how did these publications next apple? How do they treat China? So they're very critical of the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, Jimmy Eli gets into a lot of trouble over this he has a column. And in this column, he insults Li Peng is the Chinese premier person generally believed to have ordered the troops into Beijing. I. Don't know what year was that. This be a couple years after the tenement square. He was seeing something ridiculous you. So I wrote a letter cohesion, the some of. Turtle. You Call Them Turtle's egg with zero. IQ. Reference Very well but I'm imagining that's a local insult. Hurts. Basically questioning his intelligence and his parentage. Then, China's. Sanctioning. Order me. To. Sell. To stick, in judo. Within five days away. The otherwise cruise to shopping BG. There's a very quick reaction from the Chinese authorities and they begin closing Giordano shops in mainland. China. and he's forced to decide does he?.

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"lai" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

07:55 min | 11 months ago

"lai" Discussed on The Daily

"Eli Jimmy Lai is a wealthy media tycoon in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lai has lived the Hong Kong? Dream. Went from rags to riches he went from working at a Hong. Kong, sweatshop to founding business empire that is now worth around one billion dollars. Humidity's first fortune clothing. He's now at media lie as owner of Apple Daily. One of the most widely read newspapers in Hong Kong. He's a man about town. He's politically active against your line is Hong. Kong's most prominent pro democracy campaigner. He's an outspoken critic of Beijing's policies in the territory outspoken unafraid he has said to cause trouble to speak his mind and support his public and. The story of how he became who he is very much a story of Hong Kong He reflects emmy ways the promise of Hong Kong. And now, what's happening to him today reflect some of the disappointments. Police in Hong Kong have arrested media mogul and democracy proponent. Jimmy. Lai along with six other people under that controversial new national security law after the National Security Law was passed. Jimmy Lai was arrested. And after he was held for about a day, he was released and out on bail. And he agreed to talk to us. So. One morning my colleague. And I. Went and visited him at his house. He's asking for. Ya. It's in the neighborhood of old colonial houses on the column Peninsula. and. By American standards, it's a large suburban house, but by Hong Kong standards where people have a couple of hundred square feet to themselves at most it's enormous. And there's a gate. Can go now. and. New Mercedes outside. Cars partier and. WE WALK INTO HIS HOUSE into the living room, the grand piano. Many paintings. There's lots of art on the walls, stocks of books, fresh flowers. And we wait to meet him for breakfast. Kissing that during the interview, we could wear the. Cellino in. Two. Comes in for his morning, workout? Some He's wearing sort of. Multimillionaire casual? With. Some Gray sweatpants and A? seersucker jacket and white. Dress shirt and so we sit down at a table it sort of an enclosed friend next to his backyard. And we start talking. On. Well, maybe if we could start. Where you just? Ask who answered by. Wire comes. Okay. All right. Great Great and where does Jimmy Lai's story start? Where do you begin this conversation? So Jamila was born in Canton. It's own as Gong Joe in mainland China. How did you born in nineteen forty eight just before the communist takeover of China in nineteen forty nine. and. This is a very wrenching and difficult period for for a Lotta people including Jimmy allies family. There's. Campaigns to take land and property from the wealthy. Do in mainland China was. Shuping business. My family will quite reach. That's why we become any of the people. So you know family was modernized. And by the time, he's a young boy. There's a mass collectivization campaign called the great leap forward. And the results? Widespread starvation because that was a very difficult time mainland because vitamin. From food but sometimes you're hungry you have to eat vegetable rice or. Contribute to famine in which two tens of millions of people are believed to have died. And so while he lives in Canton, which is a comparatively a relatively well off place in. China. It's still quite difficult for him and his family. Well I I work as. A boy. LUGGAGE CARRIER IN A. Way Station in Canton he told us that he was working at a railway station as a porter, and that's where he's sort of I got the inspiration to go to Hong Kong so I had excess. To people who came from Hong Kong. Those guys carried the full. But one of the carrier baggage. Guy Who was. Biting of chocolate. And he gave me A. Negate the Dow chocolate to also. That He. You know he almost half of it. And I was shy I turned around by law. Was this trump in? Hong Kong. Kong must be haven't. And so he tried it and he was amazed. At that moment, he said I have to get to this place. For this poor young man wherever that talk like came from, he wanted to be that's right and it becomes clear and talking to him that food is a very big consideration i. mean this is a period of starvation in China Dan I told my mother. My mother said You could Hong Kong. Would never see you again. a very dangerous and his parents are reluctant to allow him to go. He's quite young. He's twelve. But he tells us that his mother also realized that there was a real risk of him starving my mom eventually allow me to go just because you stay here. Maybe you you would buy. And I left. And look under the fishing boats from cows Hong Kong. Macau he makes his way onto a fishing boat and he's smuggled by a fishing boat into Hong Kong and the same night. I was taken to a fraction tree. As boy worker. The factory manager to those other kids to take me the morning to breakfast and the first time I saw so much food. It's The first time I realized. Food is. Freedom. When you have a choice. I was so emotional food. When if it was at night eight, the first bite. To eat it I don't know why you know it's a peyton respective food. and. Was Poor but I never felt I was poor. Because I was so hopeful. That you know when they are. Ob reach. The. Beginning. and. So what does he do with this newfound sense of freedom in this land where there's finally enough food? What happens next Well, he proves to be a very capable worker in this clothing factory. He works his way up the factory. I was not even Tony.

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"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

08:03 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

"I think it's really a case where he had to go down deep inside himself and decide you know what he was all about and he decided that he was gonNA. Stand up for what he believed in and knocked intimidated. What he said was they WANNA intimidate here they want to frighten me. So I need. Though. I clicked it at dating. They want me to disgrace myself by leaving Hong Kong to avoid possible charges that I'm just not GonNa do that, and now he's paying the price. Tag. We'll be right back. This episode of the Journal is brought to you by Merrill Edge self directed investing with Merrill Edge Self directed you get so much more than zero dollar online stock and ETF trades. You also get access to an award-winning platform and tools to help design your financial future your way get zero dollar trades and so much more with merrill edge self directed investing in securities involves risk products and services are offered by Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith Incorporated, a registered broker dealer member SIPC other fees may apply. Jimmy Lai wasn't the only one arrested Monday police also arrested three pro-democracy activists to of lies, children, and four employees of his company next digital. And then images started streaming in from next digital's offices. We hear that the police have also arrived at. The apple daily newspaper. And it's you hundred police out. They are kind of streaming. Into the lobby up the elevator to the second floor newsroom, and there are some reporters or other staff members there and the. Reporters are streaming this live on the apple daily website. The videos show police officers, cordoning off reporters, desks with orange tape and removing documents. Crowds of journalists follow the police around filming as arguments broke out. The police are telling them in a couple of cases is interfering with their work, stop streaming and the guy with the cameras is pushing back. Panel, there is a dramatic moment when Jimmy Lai himself. Is Walked in to the newsroom in that same blazer that we saw him wearing as he left his home, he's got his hands and cop behind his back and he's got that same kind of serene confident look on his face. The staffer who's got the camera you know asked him for some comments at one point and he says, this is obviously a Brita freedom of the press. Devote the Lord. Why did they bring him back to the newsroom police later said that he was brought there as part of the investigation because they wanted to go through items in his office and in the offices of other senior executives who are under suspicion of breaking National Security Law. So this is a shocking moment for Hong Kong to see police going into a newsroom and cordoning off desks and making Jimmy Lai do a perp walk through the newsroom. I think everyone in Hong Kong knew that Jimmy Lai could be would likely be among the first if not the first well-known figure to be arrested under this law because he's just been. Such a thorn in the side of Beijing for so many years. But to see it happen and to see it live streamed really brings home the seriousness and the gravity of what is taking place in the city right now. Hong Kong police arrested life for suspected collusion with foreign powers a crime under the new security law if convicted, he could face a life sentence. Apple daily isn't currently facing any charges. So what has the response been like in Hong Kong, to allies arrest the responsive and fascinating you know early early in the morning report start coming through on social media that people are lining up at news. At around four in the morning, show you. The first editions of the Apple Daily when it comes off the press in the idea is to support the paper by buying the paper apple daily sold about half a million copies of its Tuesday issue, which featured a full page photo of lie in police custody in his newsroom. The other thing that happened was next media is actually a penny stock here in the Hong. Kong. Stock Market as a measure of support across Hong Kong started buying stock in the company and the stock which had been kind of languishing shot up lies arrest all drew a reaction from the officials he met in DC pompeo said he was deeply troubled by the arrest and pence tweeted that the US would continue to stand with lie and with Hong Kong. Will. Arrest had chilling effect on the free press in Hong. Kong. I think it's fair to say that. The national security laws has already had a very significant chilling effect. You know personally as a foreign reporter here when I call up someone and ask them their opinion. About. Chinese government policies even though local officials have said that criticizing me certain policies to reporter was not necessarily violation of the national security law sources are becoming less willing to speak. Some are still doing it. Some don't want to comment. So I think the chilling facts has already taken hold and the arrested you lie just brings that to a much more broad and even terrifying level. We've talked about how lies career rose with Hong Kong's rise. What does it say about? Hong, Kong, now that he has been arrested. Look. I mean I think what it means is for decades Hong Kong has been. A very special place that is also part of China has been this open free-wheeling marketplace that has thrived to the benefit of the West and to the benefit of Beijing, frankly and sh- duress of Jimmy Lai. Is An ominous sign that the Hong Kong that we knew as an open transparent free-market center is not going to last and less this trajectory is change and it really does not seem like it's going to change anytime soon. Today lie was released on bail. He returned to the Apple Daily News. Room where staff greeted him with a bouquet of flowers. He urged his staff to continue on saying quote we have the support of the Hong Kong people we can't let them down..

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"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

"And then life founded apple daily. What apple daily is it's the must read for Democracy Hong Kong. As these protests that rocked the city last year got underway apple daily was kind of the Central Oregon for information at the. Newsstand. They covered all the protests and they were actually kind of. Unabashedly supporters of the protests. Apple daily ran photos seeming to show aggressive police action against demonstrators. It ran headlines reminding readers of the dates and times for big protests. It even used its printing plant to make posters for demonstrators to us all the while running aggressive investigations of local police and lie even took part in protests himself earlier this year he was arrested for participating in a Tannin Square memorial. None of this endeared lied to Chinese authorities but it's what lie did last summer that really seems to have drawn their fury. He flew to Washington Jimmy Lai was part of a kind of full court press of pro-democracy diplomacy that went on parallel to these protests in Hong Kong. met with pen peyot to urge them to sanction China for its actions in Hong Kong and when China enacted its new security law this June, it included language that would specifically bar the kind of meetings lie had in Washington. It's one reason many people saw lie as a prime target of the new law including John. The day that the new national security law was coming in. I interviewed Jimmy on the phone because you know we thought that perhaps after this law came in, he was going to be grabbed and thrown unholy we never seen him again. Hi, MR, Lyons John Lyon Walls John. Spoke to lie just hours before the new law was enacted. What he said in our interview was that the National Security Law was the death knell for Hong Kong's limited self-rule Tawny. To each. Of the and all. The rule. And did he say to you than he expected to be targeted himself? I mean, I asked him almost as exact question I said, do you think you're going to be arrested and you know what he said was look I can't think about that because if I started thinking about whether they're gonNA recipe or not become paralyzed. Now Aby Y-?.

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"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

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05:43 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

"Twelfth. Coming up on the show, the arrest of Jimmy Lai and what it says about the new Hong Kong..

"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Journal.

"John Lyons has been waiting one thing to happen. and. On Monday it did. Hong Kong Entrepreneur Jimmy Lai was arrested. Cameras cut scenes of the arrest outside lies home in Hong Kong. But we see our images of Jimmy Lai being led out of his home. He's got a summer wait blazer on. You know he's looking serene is looking confident and he's being led away with his arms handcuffed hide him. So. Who is Jimmy Lai. Jimmy Lai is a media tycoon successful entrepreneur who started apple daily, which is the big pro-democracy ever in Hong Kong. There's no newspaper in the tiny's language that shook the pro democracy angle as hard as far as apple daily and really went for the jugular. It wasn't just lies paper. Lie was the rare Hong Kong executive who took to the streets during the pro democracy protests. And last year, he traveled to the US to lobby Vice President Mike Pence and secretary of State, Mike, pompeo on behalf of the protesters. Lie built a career pushing freedom of speech to the Max. Now. His arrest is raising questions about how much of that freedom remains. This is a very well known figure who represents a lot of what Hong Kong kind of is, and he's from generation Bill Hong Kong into this thriving capital that we know it now, and here he is being arrested. and. That brings the whole crackdown to a new scale and really personifies it. Welcome to the Journal, our show about money. And Power I'm Kate Linebaugh Baugh. It's Wednesday August.

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"lai" Discussed on The Current

The Current

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Current

"It had been freedom of press has been rolling over the years with very incident. We had a financial, times journalist who essentially kicked out at the city two years ago, things like that. But still the press here could still function freely, and that's why Hong Kong was also in media for international news organizations to cover the rest of the region. So. You know without a free press. That has so many implications for how this society will continue how power will be held accountable, and also for the economy was so many meteoric nations potentially leaving. You mentioned that it's a media hub understand that the New York. Times, for example, is moving some of its operations to Seoul are our foreign press. Talking about. Leaving Hong Kong. Definitely near times, of course, made big waves. When they revealed that one, their reporters couldn't get a visa for Hongkong after he had been kicked out of China by the Chinese Government and then on. Monday. This kind of buried in the news about Jimmy Lai. But it was also revealed that the Hong Kong government is now creating a new office under the national. National Security Bureau, which is also new to handle quote unquote sensitive. So visas for journalists, for example, which is the type of thing we see on the mainland I'm certainly, this will absolutely affect Western media organizations and foreign media organizations decisions in the future I'm whether they'll downsize in Hong Kong, change their plans or move out entirely You talked about the influence of Apple Daily's. The publications in Hong Kong. Yesterday, you posted a photo on twitter people lining up in the middle of the night at newsstands to buy the paper as soon as it came out and did that surprise you? You. Can't say surprised me, I think with the space to protests into, express your discontent getting increasingly smaller and Hong, Kong Hongkongers or just getting. So creative in how they do express that and how they. Are, resisting, and how they'll. They're telling the government that they're not going to stand down, and so people were lining up at before them waiting for the first issues to literally come off the press and arrive at newsstands, and they stood in line socially distance in the maximum number of two people as Regulated by the law rules..

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"lai" Discussed on The Current

The Current

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on The Current

"PODCAST. And now, from the streets of Beirut to the halls of Hong Kong newspaper. Yesterday, two hundred police, officers raided the building of one of Hong. Kong's most widely read newspapers apple daily. The owner of the media company Jimmy Lai was arrested along with other executives and journalists. The paper is known for frequently criticizing Hong, Kong's government and Chinese leadership, and the arrests are being seen as an escalation between Pro Democracy Groups and Beijing Luau Chore is a Freelance Journalist Based in Hong Kong hello. Hi, there. What went through your mind when you first heard about the arrest of Jimmy Lai and the rate on apple daily? There's quite shocking happened early, Monday morning. The thing about Hong Kong as you try to enjoy relax you try to have a good weekend which I did. But then on Monday morning, you wake up and you get away with anxiety to see that Jimmy Lai. One of the city's most prominent pro-democracy figures. Media tycoon has been arrested under this new National Security Law, and then following that to see. Two, hundred plus police officers conduct a raid on a newspaper office is really shocking. Even considering everything that's happened in Hong Kong. In the last month alone, you mentioned the Jimmy Lai is a media tycoon, a prominent figure in Hong Kong, and outside for those who don't know much about him, can you tell us a little bit about? Julia. He on Apple Daily and its parent company next digital, which includes other media platforms, not kissing Hong, Kong in Taiwan as well. It's Apple Daily is more of a tabloid, but it's super widely read. They produce videos that are very popular. It's how a large chunk of the population consumes. It's news every day, and over the years, the paper has been very vocally critical of the government and very vocally supportive. Supportive of the pro-democracy protests. It does things like handout, yellow umbrellas, win it logo on it during the umbrella movement and twenty fourteen, for example, and ill pretty pages that can basically be put up on the Wall Street away as courtemanche occupancy flyers. It's very vocally critical of the Hong Kong and Beijing government, and, of course, that's made it a target. He's been charged with quote collusion with foreigners. Under China's new? Security. Law of course, that law is very controversial. What does that mean collusion with four foreigners? Li-. Apparently was arrested for just collusion with foreign forces, but also uttering seditious words. But basically, under the National Security Law is says that you cannot insight. Foreign governments, foreign entities, and ask them to interfere in Chinese or Hong Kong's affairs and offering seditious words..

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"lai" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on Black Girl Nerds

"Space that we make. Target gave. The. were. Black. Benedict. Police. Nurse. Welcome to the? PODCAST I'm your host Angelica joining me is the editor Blacker Owners Jaime brought next and today we are speaking with writer and activists so Lai Abrams. Hi, how? How're you doing today? I'm good, thank you. Thanks for having me Oh. It's it's an honor as a pleasure. Thank you so, Jamie. You won't take it away. Yes Oh. I'm so thrilled and honored to have you here to talk to us. A black role nerds many years ago and I can't recall the year so much time has passed, but I remember that we spoke about how your organization truth in reality, which challenges racial stereotypes in media. We had done a twitter chat. Blacker learn run up. We talked about a lot with. The work that you're doing and I. I know you're still continuing that work so I'm curious. How much has evolved since the last time you did that? Twitter chat and the last time we spoke? I want Richmond at least at least four. One I have been on hiatus from truths and realities since I was accepted as the McBride scholar at Bryn, Mawr College so. I am. A, nerd, I, am a black girl nerd. What. I. In I was very fortunate to to have love reading, young but I. I only completed ninth grade in high school and got my ged at fifteen so. Nature works seven I went. To College and.

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"lai" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

17:03 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

"Have a bank account you come by in tickets or F- tickets you can almost do nothing and I don't think any emperor in the past and a dictator in the past had such control on people you just can't do anything wrong you have to do everything according to the Batman's ru at they keep very Chris I on you though the tater can have such was school nutty on people you know is possible you know that that that that that's why he's the most absurd dictator but at the same time desa danger there also because we've dis- dictatorship he still using mouse doc system of control they he doesn't have the new control with this extra dictatorship say assist them to support this episode dictatorship leads to go through evolution of era he let has this this chance to do that so I think something is going to go wrong because no put the people never had such suppression I'm sure people will be send Mond and resistant is being suppressed waiting for the right moment to trigger to grow like economic downturn or whatever it is possible that you can have such absurd control on people without the system to support it you just mentioned the possibility of an economic downturn we all I used to believe your friend Milton Friedman taught us to believe the political and economic freedom are distinct but they tend to be together but that was before artificial intelligence is it possible the President Gee that the current regime in China can use artificial intelligence this new development in technology to retain political control while at the same time permitting enough freedom in the markets sustain economic growth have invented a new system that even Milton Friedman would have been surprised by I don't believe so because capitalism bins had coffman we had no roe or little role in the market and if you have such control in rocket you just don't have capital just have three whatever the doing now even successful is just for the short term long turn you need the freedom of the people of the of the participants in the market to have free trade you can have the been of such strong control in the market and yet have freedom of the market and that is Hong Kong's position Hong Kong seven million people yup the People's Republic of China one point four billion if you'll forgive me you are a mouse defying a dragon right yeah but that's why they need you because Hong Kong has the rule of law most foreign investment in China goes through Hong Kong stock most it's Chinese companies that raise money in the stock market used the Hong Kong stock market right so there there is a sense in which you aren't small as you are you have mm strengths the freedom and the rule of law that you realize is that correct that's correct that is correct you know Shanghai has the verb financing market for forty years still today cannot replace Hong Kong says because Hong Kong I had a law which create a trust institutions without the trust institutions. You cannot have instant trade financial trey and what Hong Kong is is a very free praise just because the Britches had a very small Kaufman the the the greatest guarantee off people's freedom is that the limitation of the government's power and Hong Kong had Hong Kong had very small Kaufman we had very low tax seven percent off you'll be very envious seventy percent of very free priest and that's why people who have lived there benefit from the free market at so determined now fight for our freedom Jimmy what still on China's still in mainland China what does mainland China what if President Gee could achieve the world that he wanted what would it look like and what position that world with the United States occupied why well I think they wanted just to dominate the ball you know that's the way the Chinese used to fame there's a center of the world and they want to dominate the world and this is what see things and that's why he's building the ballot enroll and I think this is a tiny strip that is you know in this country in among academics in this country or whether he really is concerned with global domination of some kind and your argument would be that if she had the world he wanted he would be the top man in the world yeah definitely that's what they want and what position would Hong Kong if she could have if she could get on the phone to you tonight and give you directions directives and say Jimmy here's what we're GonNa do with Hong Kong what would he say what does he want for Hong Kong he just want Hong Kong to be the same as any city in China they don't want Hong Kong to be free they just contour rate of fee city which doesn't follow the same values in China and this is a form the is in Hong Kong in the United States Jimmy Jimmy Lai I'm quoting you. President trump understands the Chinese like no president has understood them he's very good at and with gangsters would you care to elaborate explain that state ended the biggest gangsters this what they know how to deal with this they don't follow rules a lot of people wonder why China cannot Reuss any competition has a game grew commercial competition has ru that the Chinese Leifer Foro just because they never look at commercial a petition as competition they look at it as warfare is never a competition for them is always warfare for them whatever they do is warfare because as the tater the outside will is always the potential enemy that's the way they look at the Jimmy Lyon quoting you once again the hardships of the trade war America are real but they are also short term the question is whether America's willing to endure short-term sacrifice for long-term peace close quote you worry proponent of the trump administration's attempt to push back against China by using trade the tariffs don't bother you right I think the right thing that trump EPA station is doing is to push China for restructuring subst structural change if they don't change if they don't follow the rule Steve They don't buy into the vest and values the conflict of values will create mayhem conflicts in the world will never have peace you know we Eto and do the show turn sacrificed for the long term peace don't just have the deal without having China change the behavior of the world out of is when they become the biggest for me we have to confront the biggest enemy we will have to endure their way of doing is this the same that they treat the NBA. Recently we will constantly have to endure this kind worrying is time for us to confront him to make sure that they become part of the world community they become trust partner of the free market and reliable neighbor off the world community otherwise the world will not have he's we have to stand for Jimmy you just mentioned the NBA for my wife who may not have followed the it's actually she did follow it earlier this month Darrell Maury general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted a message in support of the Chrissy protesters in Hong Kong the Chinese government denounced him and Maury was subjected to trolling suffering tens of thousands of pro-china tweets then just last week Lebron James One of the greatest basketball players ever entered the controversy he said quote I just think that is informed you never know the ramifications that could happen not only for the League but for all of us in American for people in China as well so you have Maurice up for Hong Kong and Lebron James slapping him down because of course the NBA has investments to protect and my question for you is doesn't Lebron James have a point isn't business business and isn't it right for business to protect its estimate when business is business that's why you get booty by China MBA it is a very good example. NBA is a household Eichel this MB episode actually has gone down to people's heart and soul of American people they feel that they are been bully because I M B is a big part of the identity is a cultural Eichel so you entry China definitely will will not learn from this they will always be people you've wanted to come to make money in my treat you have to follow my room which is have you ever laid down your moral integrity and dignity to business with us I think this will be felled by the American people I can see the future as a parent out to the environmental problems company would pollute the environment the customer we we've framed from goose from them and that's why a lot of company the change from Pori back to paperback and in future any company who bowed down to just by laying down the moral authority integrity or dignity that will hurt the dignity of American people and the consumer we refrain from buying goods from them I think this will be the greatest perisher the American people you can impose on China and I think we'll becoming the nature of liberty Chinese with whom I've spoken over the last couple of months make a couple of observations about Hong Kong here's one when Hong Kong you was returned to Chinese control nineteen ninety-seven the economy of Hongkong represented one fifth of the entire economy of China and today that figure is only three percent well that's the unless less than that less than that that's the first observation here's the second observation young people in UNCON- been priced out of their own housing market in large part because investors people have made money in the mainland and now they're buying properties in Hong Kong in other words so my friends who grew up in the mainland tell me this these claims this protest in favor of accuracy democracy the desire for democracy is only superficial what really drives the situation is economics questions surreal wellbeing you've got a bunch of kids in Hong Kong who by Chinese standards are already very wealthy and they're whining effectively because their future is going to be more difficult than it than their parents future and Jimmy Lai's this what to that while this is the way China looks at the the in Hong Kong because they look at Hong Kong commercial city if they make money have a good life that's all they need body with our so yes true the real estate price is check of very high in Hong Kong because you have a lot of rich Chinese who come to Hong Kong to real estate's when they buy real estate the maps aspiring appraise to stay they buying the role the freedom the human right the free press all that free institutional valued by because they're reading to pay so much for this value they don't mind paying very high price for the US thing they are paying so much for the value of freedom at the same time they think that we did it is this contract sorry they figured we'd just fox nothing eat have a good life and that's it no hardware we need to solve where also we need to Russian of freedom we need free we meet meaning in life you know we need dignity as a human stopped US food money Jimmy we are often told we in this country are often told democracy liberty freedom of speech freedom of religion and those are Western values yes China has a different civilization a great civilization ancient civilization the values are different conception of human dignity is different and you argue you argue what that Western values are in in fact universal you can be a good Chinese and protest in favor of democracy and freedom of speech while Whoa Dan issue reversal the modern technology the modern institution the modern way of market the modern way of life.

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"lai" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"lai" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge

"Born in mainland China Jimmy Lai fled is a child reaching Hong Kong as a stowaway on a fishing boat at the age of twelve he went to work. no no making it an international brand then came the one thousand nine hundred nine Jenin massacre Mr Liese sold his stake in Giordano found the pro-democracy next magazine in one thousand nine hundred and the apple daily again pro-democracy outlet in nineteen ninety-five since the tests began in Hong Kong this past summer Mr Lie has been on the forefront of the movement literally on the forefront marching in one protest another at the very front where the authorities can see him Jimmy Lai welcome thank you the before we begin our conversation Jimmy would like to read a brief statement Franken breath I'm especially grateful for the invitation to speed over because this was the entire natural home of one of my heroes mutants Friedman I once had the honor of taking mutant to China I had to even greater honor being his friend and he he was if he were alive today I have no doubt he will be standing in sorry Tara itchy if my fellow citizens of Holcombe who are just fighting to keep the way of life promises when we were heading back to China today the trump administration has his hands full with China that disagreements rings from Eamon Right trae to national security to Hong Kong because of its sheer size China gets away with behavior would never tolerate from any other country my simple mashed tonight is that bad behavior must be front not at peace and that you in the West to have confidence in the superiority of your system China is never embarrassed to assure is values even though these values are rude in perhaps the most horrible vest and exports Mexican American needs to have the same confidence in its values and its own moral authority America has a vital interest in Hong Kong Washington simply cannot allow China to tell the US we want your money but I have no say in what is going on when it comes to promoting values for China Hong Kong is the place where America's Malraux and hot interests meet many more things we can discuss but I'm going to end it here because so peter and I can get to L. A. Conversation if I leave America with one four it will be this do not estimate your motor strength and promote your values instead of apologizing for them especially when you thank you the Jimmy there's nowhere to go down yes thank you Jimmy Choo quotations yes number one the late foreign policy expert and hoover fellow Harry Ruin writing in One thousand nine hundred ninety six quote when will become a democracy the answer is around the Year Twenty fifteen this prediction is based on China's impressive economic growth breath which in turn fits the way freedom has grown elsewhere in Asia closed quote the second quotation Jimmy Lai writing on the Wall Street Journal earlier this month the West hoped that open trade would encourage an open society under president she's rule that hope has died Jimmy China was supposed to become a democracy instead president she is tightening central control what want wrong well I think even the West Wing wrong for the last twenty five years hoping that when China is reached would become part of the world community instead they come become a very nuclear plant competitors hope wishful thinking doesn't always work where you wanted them all along did you you feel during these last twenty five years when the West was so hopeful did you feel throughout that period that we were making a mistake or were you surprised as we were while I I made a mistake also after the June to June fourth massacre I went into the media business think that information is freedom so if I go into the media business deliver information I'm delivering freedom that will be wonderful for young for young person so I I was wrong I've been more on the protests protests in Hong Kong began less summer when the Chief Executive Carrie Lam proposed legislation that would have allowed extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China by mid June in two million people this is staggering thing more than a quarter of the entire population of Rongkang had taken to the streets now flation seemed reasonable there was a young man who committed or was accused of committing a murder Taiwan who fled to Hong Kong there was no way to deal with him and so the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Kerry Lam said we simply need to be able to extradite criminals to the mainland right in order to prosecute status well before the extradition bill China has been encroaching on now freedom by D. queuing disqualifying some of the people for election for this Lee Council and the the arrests them with the young the young people as political prisoners and many many of things they have done has soon the tyner wanted to take away our freedom and when they actually imposed tried in host Dykstra listen build we we all knew that that is the fight of last straw we have to fight our way we lose everything if we lose freedom we will lose everything and that's why the first time the younger generation who has been complaining of our we all generation we have been fighting for freedom for thirty years the US what have you have you done what have we got we got you got nothing so coban now we we away and that's why they try out their way confronted the police and we see some of the violence but even that the younger generation and the older generation had never been so.

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"lai" Discussed on The Rack Radio Show

The Rack Radio Show

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"lai" Discussed on The Rack Radio Show

"Lai. A while talk radio network. I knew you. Good evening, everyone. Welcome to pop goes the record here on while talk radio dot com October friends over at immedi films. Check about YouTube dot com slash MB, g twelve eleven and well, I guess he still maybe at the deputy show in Chicago. Maybe not. But if these there say hi to Matt because he's awesome. And we love him. Oh it was yesterday. Well, he's not there anymore. So never mind. But if you see him hanging around Chicago say, hi and well Facebook lies Facebook so lies anyway. Check out our fines on servers gerwig dot net. Fight dot com. Oh, boy, it's going to be one of those shows..

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"lai" Discussed on Channel 955

Channel 955

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"lai" Discussed on Channel 955

"Yeah now does give it a lie jimmy lai start colombo then i got to know now oh i've been on your impact intact yes garden you've got to know.

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