Jimmy Lai’s Arrest Signals New Limits for Hong Kong Dissent

HONG KONG—China’s marketing campaign to quash dissent in Hong Kong accelerated with the arrest of…

HONG KONG—China’s marketing campaign to quash dissent in Hong Kong accelerated with the arrest of pro-democracy media baron Jimmy Lai, sending an ominous signal about the upcoming of a absolutely free push and the new limitations on those people hard Beijing’s tightening grip on the former British colony.

Mr. Lai was amid 10 swept up Monday, which include Agnes Chow, a 23-calendar year-old politician who is nicely acknowledged for serving to to direct pro-democracy protests, in the most current shift by authorities to enforce a new national safety legislation imposed by the mainland on Hong…