Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair

(From AFP)

Hong Kong’s feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of five city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.

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On the first day of the Hong Kong Book Fair, there was determination to keep fighting and sell books critical of Beijing

The booksellers, who went missing last year and resurfaced in the mainland, worked for a Hong Kong publishing house known for gossipy titles about China’s political leaders.

One of the men is still detained and another, who skipped bail and is now in Hong Kong, has revealed how he was blindfolded and interrogated for months during his detention.

Some mainstream bookstores in Hong Kong removed works likely to offend mainland authorities from their shelves in the wake of the disappearances. Read More



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