WSJ—A Hong Kong court ruled Friday that imprisoned newspaperman Jimmy Lai, a devout Catholic, can’t hire the British lawyer he wants for his upcoming national security trial. That came the morning after Mr. Lai’s son Sebastian accepted the Cato Institute’s prestigious Milton Friedman Prize on behalf of his father in Washington. The two events tell the story of the erosion of the rule of law that had made Hong Kong a world financial center… read WSJ article here. See video below, narrated by Jimmy Lai’s godfather, a Wall Street Journal editor.
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