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Jimmy Lai

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai

Full Name: Lai Chee-Ying
Profession: Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Biography: Founder of Giordano, an Asian clothing retailer and Next Digital, the largest Hong Kong listed media company.

Among his publications is the popular newspaper Apple Daily known for its support of pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong.

Born: December 8, 1948
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 2020-08-10 Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai is the most high-profile figure arrested in Hong Kong under its new security laws
  • 2021-04-01 Seven democracy protesters convicted for unauthorized assembly in Hong Kong including Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai

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