Where an Apple a day doesn’t keep authorities away


Where an Apple a day doesn’t keep authorities away

Heartbreak in the newsroom as, after raids and arrests, Hong Kong tabloid goes to print for the last time

James Pomfret and Jessie Pang

Apple Daily cub reporter Yau Ting-leung could not sleep much. Tired, he lay in bed on Wednesday morning checking the news.

The 23-year-old had been in his dream job at the pro-democracy tabloid for less than a year, but now things were unravelling.

Six days after a police raid on Apple, the arrests of its top two editors and a freeze of core assets on national security grounds, the company was running out of cash and options...

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