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Apple Daily's feud with former Hong Kong chief proves costly

Newspaper faces advertising squeeze even as it struggles with falling readership

Apple Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical stance toward the Chinese government, is locked in a feud with former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made a daily habit of carefully scanning a Hong Kong newspaper he detests. If he spots a full-page advertisement in the Apple Daily, Leung uploads an image of the ad, clearly showing the name of the advertiser, to his Facebook page.

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