(23 Jun 2021) Hong Kong’s embattled Apple Daily will close after 26 years in circulation, printing its final edition on Thursday and immediately stopping online publication following a national security law crackdown on the tabloid-style newspaper.
“Apple Daily is not perfect, but what will Hong Kong be like without us?” the paper said in an open letter to readers as its print run surged to 1 million for its last-ever edition. “We thank our readers for joining us. We have fought a good war.”
The landmark decision to fold by the newspaper’s management came just hours after Hong Kong’s national security police on Wednesday detained its lead editorial writer on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces.
Source: South China Morning Post