Cutting Hong Kong's Freedoms to the Core

Hong Kong's outspoken Apple Daily newspaper says it expects to fold in the next few days after a national security raid last week that saw five executives arrested for "colluding with a foreign power." The 26-year-old tabloid's assets were frozen, leaving it with no money to pay its staff. Known for a mix of lurid stories of traffic accidents and sex scandals, as well as painstaking investigative journalism and incisive political analysis, Apple Daily fell victim to an ever-broadening crackdown on public criticism of the government under a draconian national security law imposed on Hong Kong by the ruling Chinese Communist Party from July 1, 2020.
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Cutting Hong Kong's Freedoms to the Core Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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