‘No world peace without changing China,’ Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai says
The media mogul, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces before being released on bail, sought US support in Hong Kong’s fight for freedoms. He also warned Hong Kong people against radicalism and urged them to steel themselves for a long fight to resist the encroachment on the city’s autonomy.
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces, has called on Americans to support Hong Kong’s fight for freedoms, saying he hoped it would eventually change China’s behaviour, which he said “went against international values”.
“If we don’t change [China], the world will not have peace,” he warned.
The appeal of the Hong Kong media mogul was made a day after he walked free on bail, and spoke of the ordeal in a live-streamed session organised by the Heritage Foundation, an American think tank based in Washington, on Thursday morning.