Beijing hits back at Western criticism of Hong Kong court’s hefty sentences for Jimmy Lai, opposition figures

Apr 18, 2021 | INVESTING

Beijing has hit out at Western countries for voicing their concern at a Hong Kong court’s decision to jail media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and several opposition figures over their role in 2019’s social unrest, accusing critics of applying “double standards” and “glorifying criminals”.At the centre of the latest diplomatic spat were the verdicts handed down last Friday putting Lai and four former opposition lawmakers, including Lee Cheuk-yan and Cyd Ho Sau-lan, both of the Labour Party, behind…

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