Next Media Group was frozen by the Security Bureau, and all directors resigned and are about to be liquidated.
"Hong Kong 01" found that a number of One Media Group subsidiaries, including Apple Daily and Next Weekly, have recently appointed two American directors, both of whom are based in the United States. One of them is a senior film and television producer.
Ye Yijian, the former chairman of Next Media, only retains his position as a director of a local company, but at the same time has been newly appointed as the authorized representative of several non-Hong Kong companies.
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Served as director of 59 related companies
After Next Media Group was accused of violating the "Minato National Security Law", the directors of many of its companies have resigned, but many subsidiaries have appointed two Americans as new directors in August.
The new directors are John Christopher MacNeil and Laurence Leavitt Zuckerman. The two were appointed as directors of 59 companies. Most of them are directly related to the publications of Next Media, including Apple Daily Co., Ltd., Apple Subscription Service Co., Ltd., and Apple Daily Printing Co., Ltd., Next Media Publishing Co., Ltd.; also includes Minnuo Real Estate Holdings Co., Ltd., which holds the land of the Paramount Printing Plant at No. 3 Chun Kwong Street, Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.
According to the company registry, both of them registered with a U.S. passport and the declared address was also in the U.S. Except for the 59 companies, they did not hold any other companies in Hong Kong.
The documents for appointing new directors were submitted to the Companies Registry on September 2.
John MacNeil is one of the newly appointed directors, a senior film and television producer in the United States.
John MacNeil is a senior film and television producer
John MacNeil is a senior film and television producer with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
He is currently the board of directors of Endicott College in the United States and a founding member of the Massachusetts Production Coalition. He also operates a production company in the United States and rents out photographic equipment.
Ye Yijian, the former chairman of Next Media Group, has resigned from the directors of several related companies, but has been appointed as the authorized representative of several non-Hong Kong companies since August.
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Ye Yijian newly appointed as authorized representative of many non-Hong Kong companies
Ye Yijian, the former chairman of Next Media Group, has resigned from the directors of several related companies. He currently only remains as a director of Next Media Management Services Co., Ltd. and has been newly appointed as the authorized representative of a number of registered non-Hong Kong companies since August.
Next Media Group was accused of violating the "Port National Security Law" and suspended operations, and the directors of many of its companies have resigned.
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Li Zhiying refused to exercise shares
Next Media Group announced on September 5 that all directors of the group have resigned, including former group chairman and non-executive director Ye Yijian, independent non-executive directors Louis Gordon Crovitz, Mark Lambert Clifford and Lin Zhongren, and the company will also be liquidated.
The founder of the group, Li Zhiying, who was also accused of violating the National Security Law and was under remand, requested the court to exercise his frozen Next Media Group shares in order to deal with the liquidation and appointment of directors, but was rejected by the court on September 17. .
The founder of the group, Li Zhiying, asked the court to exercise the frozen shares of Next Media Group in order to deal with the liquidation and appointment of directors, but was rejected by the court on September 17.
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After several high-level officials from Next Media and Apple Daily were arrested for violating the National Security Law, the security bureau froze the assets of three related companies of Apple Daily with approximately 18 million yuan.
After the group shut down in June, it was accused of breaching the lease by the Science and Technology Park and filed a petition requesting the group to return the land of the Next Media Building at No. 8 Chun Ying Street, Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.
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The Secretary for Security Deng Pingqiang also pointed out on the 15th of this month that the Apple Printing Company's plant in Tseung Kwan O was property related to crimes against national security, and then cited the National Security Act to freeze the plant.
The Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung again cited the National Security Act on the 15th of this month to freeze the Apple Printing Company's factory in Tseung Kwan O.
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Next Media’s shares are frozen Li Zhiying asks for permission to exercise the voting rights And claim all directors of Next Media’s written confirmation of resignation: Orderly liquidation is in the best interest of Next Media’s rebate for the land price of Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate at 19 million yuan, but the Technology Park can refuse the government’s quotation of the Companies Ordinance. Check One Media’s accountant: the situation is complicated Meet the conditions of use