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Acton Line podcast: The story of Jimmy Lai’s fight against Chinese oppression

At the age of 13, Jimmy Lai escaped China to experience freedom in Hong Kong and grew to be one of Hong Kong’s highest-profile media moguls. Through his work, Lai founded the anti-Beijing newspaper Apple Daily and became an outspoken critic of the People’s Republic of China, solidifying him as one of Hong Kong’s most important pro-democracy voices. In this exclusive interview, Acton’s President and Co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico speaks with Lai about his entrepreneurial work and his bravery in the face of persecution at the hands of China’s Communist Party.

Read: “The persecution of Jimmy Lai,” by Samuel Gregg

Listen: Acton Line podcast: How China is destroying Hong Kong’s freedom

Read: “The Church must confront China over Hong Kong,” by Rev. Ben Johnson 

Read: Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai among 13 opposition figures to be charged over June 4 vigil

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.