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China supports the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon

China supports the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon 0

China supports the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon

(Dan Tri) – Chinese authorities support the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, emphasizing the need to severely punish those who threaten national security.

Jimmy Lai was arrested on the morning of August 10.

Spokesperson of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council today announced that Beijing strongly supports the arrest of Jimmy Lai and 7 other people by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region police, emphasizing

“Jimmy Lai represents those who are anti-China and anti-Hong Kong,” the spokesperson said, asserting that the Hong Kong media tycoon is a threat that must be eliminated before peace returns to Hong Kong

`He blatantly called on people to fight for America, participated in planning, organizing and conducting a series of illegal protests, using media tools to spread rumors and incite violence.`

According to a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Lai and his accomplices must be severely punished to prove that `justice may come late but should never be absent.`

Jimmy Lai, 71, is one of Hong Kong’s most vocal democracy activists and a fierce critic of the Beijing government.

According to Reuters, Jimmy Lai was born on the mainland and was brought to Hong Kong on a fishing boat when he was only 12 years old.

Jimmy Lai often visits Washington.

Hong Kong police said they arrested `at least` nine people aged 23 to 72, but did not reveal their identities.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest was carried out under the new national security law applied to Hong Kong.

A spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed deep concern about the arrest of Jimmy Lai and others, calling on Hong Kong authorities to review these cases to ensure the arrests do not prejudice

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman today accused China of using the new national security law as an excuse to silence protest voices, and called on the Hong Kong government to strengthen the rights and freedoms of its people.

The US and many other Western countries believe that the new national security law weakens the `one country, two systems` mechanism for Hong Kong.

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