Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur. In 1975, Lai invested in Comitex, a bankrupt garment factory, which he built into Giordano, one of Asia's biggest retail companies. In 1995, he founded the newspaper Apple Daily, which became known for its advocacy of democracy in China and criticism of Beijing.


Reports emerged in June that Next Digital wanted to outsource 50 graphic designers and artists. Photo: David Wong

Next Digital sells magazines for HK$500 million

Hong Kong media giant Next Digital Limited, controlled by mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has accepted an offer to sell some of its magazine businesses in Hong Kong and Taiwan for HK$500 million in a bid to expand the d