The death of free speech in Hong Kong

  • 2021-07-01
  • Ian Buruma
The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily has been forced to close. On the day it was shuttered, people queued to buy one last copy; a million were printed. The paper was doomed since last year, when China’s Communist government imposed a harsh National Security Law on Hong Kong. Its offices were raided by the police. Its journalists were threatened with violence. Its assets were frozen. Salaries could no longer be paid. Senior editors and a chief columnist were arrested. The paper’s alleged crime was “collusion with foreign powers,” or as the former Chi...
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