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“When I escaped from China and came to Hong Kong, the contrast was that China was like hell and Hong Kong like heaven. Though I was very poor, I smelled the air of freedom and was full of hope for the future. That’s the way I thought heaven is.” — Jimmy Lai
Jimmy is a Hong Kongese Horatio Alger, arriving penniless in 1995, he made his fortune in the garment industry, going from rags to riches. He developed a reputation for straight-talking and defending liberty, which led him to create the Apple Daily. Under the new CCP oppression of the Hong Kongese, Jimmy and his Apple Daily were targeted. In the latest chapter, Jimmy was denied bail on December 3 and is currently being held under charges of cooperating with foreign powers.
How does Jimmy remain steadfast in the belly of Xi Jinping’s terror state? Jimmy is a devout Catholic, valuing the Truth above the merely material things. When his heaven, Hong Kong, was annexed by hell, he used the truth to defy the tyranny. To the CCP, that is conspiring with their enemies.
Apple Daily has recently started offering an English edition. I skipped giving the app my location data because they are still trying to operate in Hong Kong and the CCP likely is collecting whatever data they can on Apple Daily subscribers.
As we transition from Advent to the Christmas season, please remember Jimmy and his devotion to the Truth.
Lord, bless Jimmy Lai, his family, and his employees, and keep them safely in your mighty hands.Published in