A general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACEA general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
A general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Mr. Shangkong by George Chen

Last but not least, let’s talk about freedom once again and why it makes a difference for Hong Kong

A general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACEA general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
A general view shows a closed newsstand designed with the logo of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong on December 12, 2015, following its acquisition by Chinese internet giant Alibaba of the English-language newspaper. Alibaba said on December 11 it would buy Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, pledging to maintain the newspaper's objectivity in the face of fears it will lose its independent voice. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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