Hong Kong company behind now-defunct Stand News portal can face sedition trial without representative, court rules

Feb 25, 2022 | INVESTING

The company behind the now-defunct Stand News portal can face a sedition trial without a representative in court, after a Hong Kong magistrate found it had failed to appoint a proxy despite police efforts to notify it of the proceedings.Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of the opposition-leaning online news platform, was unrepresented in Friday’s hearing at West Kowloon Court even though police twice visited its Kwun Tong office earlier in the month to invite a representative to attend…

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