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.theguardian - 21 days ago

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai and his media empire face uncertain future

Analysis: Tycoon and pro-democracy activist’s 14-month jail sentence is only the start of his problemsHong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 monthsThe sentencing of the high-profile Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai may offer a foretaste both of his own future and of the media empire he built.For the 73-year-old tycoon, the 14-month prison sentence handed down on Friday is only the start. He faces six remaining charges, two of which relate to the new national security law, which is deemed draconian by pro-democracy activists but which Beijing argues is necessary. Continue reading...


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