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HK pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily increases production after police raid

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily increased its Friday press run after 500 police officers raided its newsroom the previous day and seized reporting materials as part of a probe into whether articles threatened China’s national security. Police arrested five executives, including Apple Daily’s chief editor, at dawn on Thursday and froze HK$18 million ($2.32 million) of assets owned by three companies linked to the paper before cordoning off the building. It was the second time police had raided the newsroom after the arrest last year of media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a…

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