Ms. Guo infuriated many Chinese for her conspicuous displays of wealth in online posts while she purported to work for the Red Cross.
On Friday, still hobbling slowly on crutches almost a year after he was attacked, Kevin Lau Chun-to said there were great risks from growing integration with mainland China, but expressed hope in new media and the public’s commitment to press freedom.
To judge from warnings by Chinese Communist Party officials, the calligraphy racket can be as sordid and ruthless as a rigged wrestling match.
The police detained Zhang Miao in October while she was trying to attend an event in Beijing in support of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement.
The headquarters of the Next Media Group and the home of its owner, Jimmy Lai, were targeted but suffered no significant property damage.