Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law – BBC News

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law – BBC News

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been charged under the territory’s controversial new national security law.

Mr Lai, 73, is accused of conspiring with foreign forces to endanger national security, and could face a lengthy jail term.

He is the most high-profile person charged under the new law.

Mr Lai founded the Apple Daily newspaper and is a fierce critic of the Beijing authorities.

Beijing has said the new security law will return stability to the territory after a year of unrest, but critics say it has silenced dissent.

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