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Hong Kong media HQ, tycoon residence targeted in Molotov cocktail attack

By Naomi Ng and Anjali Tsui

This article was published on CNN.com on 12 January 2015.

Assailants hurled Molotov cocktails at the headquarters of one of Hong Kong’s largest media companies, Next Media and at the residence of its founder and former chairman, media tycoon Jimmy Lai in the early hours on Monday morning. 306 more words


Hong Kong Police Hunt Mysterious Young Girl Over Audacious Tsim Sha Tsui Diamond Heist

Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than… 313 more words
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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai talks to the media after leaving the Wanchai police station on January 21, 2015. AFP photo

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested and released by police Wednesday after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harassment.Tension remains high in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city after more than two months of street blockades by demonstrators seeking free leadership elections. 469 more words

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Tycoon's Home, Business Attacked with Firebombs

Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms, escalating the battle for democracy in the former British colony after police arrested dozens of student demonstrators.  340 more words
Crime & Corruption

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Targeted By Petrol Bombs

Unidentified attackers targeted prominent Hong Kong democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai on Monday, throwing petrol bombs at his residence and the office of the liberal newspaper he founded. 106 more words

Hong Kong's protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun

The Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy protests have only widened the divide between Hong Kong’s largely pro-Beijing local news coverage and a few pro-democracy media outlets. The protests have also shown that many of the city’s citizens—particularly its digital-native youth—vastly prefer an independent press. 1,222 more words

Hong Kong: Most Democracy Protesters Vow To Continue Call For Election Reforms; Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested, Quits Tabloid

By Donny Kwok and Clare Jim

HONG KONG Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:57pm EST

Tycoon and Apple Daily Newspaper owner Jimmy Lai shouts slogan before he is taken away by police officer at an area previously blocked by pro-democracy supporters, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, December 11, 2014.  774 more words