‘Even with handcuffs, I feel at peace’: Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says Apple Daily won’t change, but no more protest activism

Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai says he is prepared to sacrifice anything for Hong Kong and his embattled newspaper Apple Daily will keep speaking out under the Beijing-imposed national security law, but it will steer clear of protest activism.The paper, he said, would keep going until the day its operation is no longer possible, and would then close. “Compromise is not what we established this company for,” the Next Digital owner told HKFP in an interview.Lai is the highest-profile figure to be held under the national security law since the legislation was imposed on the city on June 30. …

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