‘Missing’ bookseller returns to Hong Kong, seeks end to probe

(From AFP)

A Hong Kong bookseller who went missing in mainland China and re-emerged under detention returned to his home city Tuesday and asked police to drop their investigation into his initial disappearance.

Lam Wing-kee

Lam Wing-kee

Lam Wing-kee is one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers who published salacious titles critical of Beijing and disappeared at the end of last year, a case which fueled growing fears Beijing was tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

It later emerged that all had been detained in China, where four of them — including Lam — are under official investigation over the import of banned books from Hong Kong to the mainland.

Lam is the latest to return to Hong Kong — three of the other booksellers have also made short trips but have quickly gone back over the border. Read More



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