Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested in the present day (Aug 10) underneath a brand new a brand new nationwide safety regulation.
According to the small print, authorities arrested Lai Chee-Ying, recognized professionally as Jimmy Lai underneath a brand new nationwide safety regulation, detained over suspected collusion with international armies as about 200 police searched the places of work of his Apple Daily newspaper.
It is to be famous that Lai was smuggled into Hong Kong on a fishing boat when he was a penniless 12-year-old, has been one of the crucial well-known democracy activists within the Chinese-ruled metropolis.
The sources mentioned that his arrest comes amid Beijing’s crackdown in opposition to pro-democracy opposition within the metropolis. China imposed the brand new safety regulation on Hong Kong on 30th June, drawing condemnation from Western international locations.