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Ailing Swedish Bookseller Arrested Again in China

February 1, 2018
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Ailing Swedish Bookseller Arrested Again in China

Just months after Hong Kong-based bookseller and Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was supposedly released after nearly two years of detention in mainland China, he is back in official custody after being seized by plainclothes police officers on a Beijing-bound train. Gui was traveling to the capital for a medical appointment because he has begun to…

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Gui Minhai Missing Since Alleged Release from Chinese Detention

October 24, 2017
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Gui Minhai Missing Since Alleged Release from Chinese Detention

Chinese authorities claim to have released Gui Minhai, the last of five men associated with Hong Kong publisher Mighty Current who were originally detained in late 2015. According to his daughter Angela Gui, however, his whereabouts remain unknown and he has not contacted family or friends since his alleged release on October 17. Gui was…

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Daughter of Detained Bookseller Asks Foreign Governments to Pressure China

June 23, 2017
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Daughter of Detained Bookseller Asks Foreign Governments to Pressure China

The daughter of Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, who has been held in an undisclosed location on the Chinese mainland since October 2015 on suspicion of trafficking in banned books, pleaded once again this week for the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to apply diplomatic pressure for his release. Gui was originally abducted…

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Abducted Hong Kong Bookseller to Reopen Shop in Taiwan

May 12, 2017
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Abducted Hong Kong Bookseller to Reopen Shop in Taiwan

Lam Wing Kee, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers who mysteriously disappeared in 2015, is resurrecting his store, this time in Taipei, Taiwan. Lam managed Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong, a small independent shop that specialized in politically-sensitive publications that had been banned in mainland China. In late 2015, Lam and four other Hong Kong booksellers…

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Detained Hong Kong Publisher Wins Swedish Press Freedom Award

April 26, 2017
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Detained Hong Kong Publisher Wins Swedish Press Freedom Award

Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai, who has been held in an undisclosed location in mainland China since October 2015 as authorities try to extract information about his customers, has been awarded the Swedish Publicists’ Association’s Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Prize for free speech and press freedom. Gui, a naturalized Swedish citizen, was detained along with four…

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Unidentified Comic Among Hundreds of Books Seized in Raid on Hong Kong Fair

August 1, 2016
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Unidentified Comic Among Hundreds of Books Seized in Raid on Hong Kong Fair

Authorities raided the Hong Kong Book Fair just as it was wrapping up last week, seizing more than 1400 copies of 300 different titles suspected to be obscene or indecent under local law. One unidentified comic was among the books seized, but the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration has refused to provide any…

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Large Turnout for Hong Kong Democracy Protest After Bookseller Revelations

July 7, 2016
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Large Turnout for Hong Kong Democracy Protest After Bookseller Revelations

Thousands of Hong Kong residents joined pro-democracy demonstrations last weekend, following local bookstore manager Lam Wing Kee’s revelation that he was involuntarily detained for eight months on the Chinese mainland as authorities there sought information about customers and the books he sold them. The incident represents the latest breakdown in the “one country, two systems”…

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Hong Kong Bookseller Speaking Out on Eight-Month Detention in China

June 21, 2016
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Hong Kong Bookseller Speaking Out on Eight-Month Detention in China

Four of the five Hong Kong booksellers who mysteriously disappeared late last year and were presumed to be in the custody of mainland Chinese authorities have returned to the semi-autonomous region, but only one is speaking openly what happened to them. Lam Wing Kee is speaking out about his eight-month ordeal, confirming that he was…

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Hong Kong Cartoonist Seeks New Publisher After Censorship Attempt

June 2, 2016
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Hong Kong Cartoonist Seeks New Publisher After Censorship Attempt

Hong Kong cartoonist Ar To is looking for a new publisher for his collection of political cartoons after his current publisher requested him to make changes to some of his more politically sensitive pieces. Ar To is well-known for his cartoons depicting anthropomorphized animals often criticizing the Hong Kong government. From President Xi Jinping to relations…

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China Bans Its Own History

January 22, 2016
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Even China’s own history isn’t safe from censorship. A collection of essays entitled The Realm of History by late historian Gao Hua, which offers a historical and cultural analysis of mainland China’s contemporary history and the Communist Party, has been named “forbidden” and denied distribution in the country. Hua, who died in 2011 and was…

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