Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao forced to register US arm as a foreign agent

A Hong Kong newspaper has been forced to register its US subsidiary as a foreign agent, based on a Department of Justice assessment of its overseas ties.The order means Sing Tao, which is viewed as a pro-Beijing outlet, is the first Hong Kong media outlet to register as a foreign agent in the US.Filings to the Department of Justice this week declared that it was owned by the Hong Kong-listed Sing Tao News Corporation, and that its parent company’s stock was owned by individuals and entities…