ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Hong Kong's Agnes Chow and Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Eight others also detained without bail in sweeping police action against activists

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy advocate Agnes Chow and media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday in the first high-profile action under the new national security law imposed on the city by Beijing on June 30.

The detention of two prominent activists bookended a day of sweeping police operations that also included the arrests of eight other people on suspicion of endangering national security by colluding with foreign forces, money laundering and conspiracy of fraud.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more