Another Hong Kong News Outlet To Shut As Media Crackdown Continues

Another Hong Kong News Outlet To Shut As Media Crackdown Continues

Andrew H. Sweet

Hong Kong online news portal Citizen News will cease operations on Tuesday making it the latest pro-democracy media outlet to fold as Beijing continues its efforts to crack down on dissent in the former British colony.

In an online statement Sunday, Citizen News said that its closure after five years in operation is to ensure the safety and well-being of its staff amid a "deteriorating media environment."

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