WorldViews: A Hong Kong paper ran a fake obituary for its rival’s founder, who is very much alive

By Abby Ohlheiser, August 15, 2014

A Hong Kong media tycoon, whose Apple Daily newspaper is an outspoken critic of Beijing, was the subject of a bizarre fake obituary in a rival paper this week. The obituary — which turned out to be an anonymous, full-page ad — claimed that Lai Chee-ying, who also goes by Jimmy Lai, died last week of AIDS and cancer.

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