Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai and pro-democracy politicians Lee Cheuk-Yan and Yeung Sum at the anti-government protest in Central on August 31, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee

US government expresses concerns over arrests of Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai and pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong

  • State Department says arrests could have ‘a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Hong Kong’
  • Several US republican lawmakers and Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last governor during British rule, also join criticism
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Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai and pro-democracy politicians Lee Cheuk-Yan and Yeung Sum at the anti-government protest in Central on August 31, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
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