The Chinese government propaganda outlet Global Times bizarrely defended the pro-communist Hong Kong government’s shutdown of the independent Apple Daily on Friday by claiming that the U.S. Constitution limited free speech in cases of “filth.”
Apple Daily is an anti-communist newspaper belonging to Next Digital, the corporation run by billionaire Jimmy Lai. Hong Kong authorities arrested Lai last year and charged him with violating the illegitimate “national security” law passed via Beijing, which carries a minimum sentence of ten years in prison. Lai is 72 years old.
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