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Hong Kong threatens 'full force of law' after Lai assets frozen

Shares of Apple Daily owner Next Digital suspended from trading

Next Digital continued to print its feisty Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong despite the freezing of owner Jimmy Lai's stake, but stopped printing in Taiwan.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The head of Hong Kong's security force sent a stern warning Monday to Jimmy Lai, the jailed 73-year-old founder of a fiercely pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, by expressing his resolve to deal with any national security risks.

This follows moves to freeze Lai's key assets under the China-imposed national security law covering the city.

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