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It would be difficult for Apply Daily to survive if Jimmy Lai was jailed, jimmy Lai is not Jimmy Lai, but Jimmy Lai is the person providing the money for Jimmy Lai pro-democracy paper and the symbol of defiance. Jimmy Lai is a symbol of freedom of the media, in both Hong Kong and the Western world.
– Willy Lam
Apple Daily is one of the very few media outlets which is there to criticize the Hong Kong and Beijing governments.
It's a long political tradition to blame local officials, to direct the people's anger toward local officials and not to the top leadership.
Even though the mask ban is just a small move under the Emergency Ordinance, it is a dangerous first step. If the anti-mask legislation proves to be ineffective, it could lead the way to more draconian measures such as a curfew and other infringement of civil liberties.
Apple Daily was very lucrative in the beginning.
They may not fire her immediately, but her chances for a second term are totally gone now and they may find a reason to let her go without losing much face because now she is hated by everybody in Hong Kong and her administration has become quite ungovernable.
A ferocious confrontation is shaping up between the will of the Hong Kong people and the Xi Jinping administration,( which is) determined to be the arbiter of things in Hong Kong.
The cult of personality around Xi is being built at full throttle, and Xi himself is responsible for this, it's getting to ridiculous levels.
Over the last two years or so, the propaganda has become less refined. There's a big market for this kind of crude nationalism.
Xi's major objective is to stoke the flames of nationalism, especially among the young people. They're proud of what Xi is doing for China's position in the world.
For intellectuals, this is a disturbing phenomenon. It's a return to Maoist values.
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