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Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat
Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat

A key media mogul who has strongly backed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests urged demonstrators Thursday to leave the streets, saying a temporary retreat would be a strategic move in wake of recent clashes with police that have further divided public opinion. Next media boss Jimmy Lai, who runs the popular Apple Daily newspaper, suggested that protest leaders set a deadline for government officials to respond to their demands regarding rules for the territory’s 2017 chief executive election. If the authorities fail to meet the deadline, Lai said, protesters should resume their sit-ins. "It has been more than 50 days now since the protests began, and I believe this is...

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