Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

As Carrie Lam and Beijing tighten their grip, Hong Kong must rely on its independent judiciary

  • Hongkongers must see Jimmy Lai’s arrest for what it is: a clampdown on the city’s cherished freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Equally ominous is the government’s bundling of the HK$10,000 cash handouts with more police funding

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is released from a police station on bail on February 28. Photo: AP
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".