Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily to shut down on Saturday
23 June 2021 | 9:17 am
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is to cease its print and online operations on Saturday. Its publishing company cited "the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong."
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