Tag Archives: Stand News

Hong Kong company behind Stand News portal ‘can face sedition trial without proxy’

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’s efforts to notify it of the proceedings.Best Pencil HK Ltd, the holding company of the opposition-leaning online …

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Citizen News bosses say ‘vague’ law enforcement in Hong Kong forced its closure

Senior executives of Hong Kong’s Citizen News on Monday said they were forced to shut it down because they could no longer guarantee staff safety under the city’s “vague” approach to law enforcement.In an emotional press conference ahead of the five-year-old online portal’s planned Tuesday closure, chief writer Chris Yeung …

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‘Yellow’ outlet or trailblazer? The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s Stand News

The writing was on the wall for Stand News after the national security police crackdown that led to the closure of Apple Daily back in June over the tabloid-style paper’s pro-protest and anti-China reporting.Weeks ago, Hong Kong’s security chief accused Stand News of biased reporting, and on Wednesday morning, the …

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