Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Shuts Down Following Arrests

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    Jun.23 — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper has shut down after authorities arrested its top editors and froze company assets under the national security law. The paper, owned by now-jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai, said Wednesday it would stop operating at midnight and publish the last print edition Thursday due to concerns over manpower and the safety of employees. Stephen Engle reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.”

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    In This Story: Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

    Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

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