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‘It’s revenge’: Inside the newsroom at the centre of a political purge – Sydney Morning Herald

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai was renowned for publishing paparazzi-style stories.Then 200 Hong Kong police egged on by the Chinese Communist Party raided his Apple Daily newsroom.



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A decade ago the pages of the Apple Daily were filled with entertainment scandals, business deals and property scoops. Politics was an afterthought in the juicy Hong Kong tabloid, where residents of the cosmopolitan financial hub got their gossip fix and scoped out their next investment.
Hong Kong’s economy had surged out of the global financial crisis, employment was at an all-time high and a small band of protesters had begun agitating for…

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