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Tsoi Wing-Mui: Causeway Bay Bookstore Incident and Hong Kong’s Press Freedom

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Wing Mui TSOI speaking at PEN International 82nd Congress held in Ourense, Spain, on 28 September, 2016

There once was a famous saying in Hong Kong: A border separates Hong Kong from Mainland China. On both sides of this border are the same people with the same cultural tradition and they belong to same race. But there is a key difference: People on one side can criticize anyone but their government while people on the other side can criticize anyone but their wives. Continue reading

China Hardens Position Against Hong Kong Booksellers

Michael Lipin, July 14, 2016 12:00 AM
Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong

Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong, June 16, 2016.

China is toughening its position in the case of five Hong Kong booksellers it detained last year for publishing books critical of Chinese leaders.

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Chinese Police Want Outspoken Bookseller Lam to Return to the Mainland

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Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong, June 20, 2016. RFA

Police in China’s eastern city of Ningbo have called on bookseller Lam Wing-kee, whose explosive revelations of eight months in Chinese detention rocked his native Hong Kong, to return to the mainland to cooperate with an investigation. Continue reading

Tens of Thousands March in Hong Kong, Police Fire Pepper Spray

Protesters call for resignation of Hong Kong's chief executive, July 1, 2016

Protesters call for resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive, July 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Ling Guo Li

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Friday to call for the resignation of the city’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying, as a bookseller recently detained by China for selling ‘banned books’ to mainland Chinese customers withdrew from the demonstration, citing fears for his personal safety. Continue reading

‘I Am Definitely Being Followed in Hong Kong’: Returned Bookseller Lam Wing-kei

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong, June 20, 2016. RFA

Lam Wing-kei, a slight, soft-spoken man who carries a satchel and looks extremely tired, doesn’t look like much of a threat to the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

Returned Hong Kong Bookseller Says ‘Confession’ Scripted, Lee Bo Abducted

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Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to reporters in Hong Kong, June 16, 2016. AFP

The fourth of five missing Hong Kong booksellers to return to the city has confirmed that he was detained as he crossed the internal immigration border into mainland China last October, before being blindfolded, spirited away, and interrogated for months by a special police unit directed from Beijing. Continue reading

Hong Kong missing booksellers: Lee Bo back in mainland China

A Hong Kong publisher who went missing for nearly three months is reportedly back in mainland China – a few hours after returning to Hong Kong.

Lee Bo was escorted into a car that drove him to mainland China

Lee Bo was escorted into a car that drove him to mainland China, local media said

Lee Bo, a British citizen, was widely believed to have been abducted and taken to mainland China late last year along with four of his colleagues. Continue reading

Chinese rights lawyer takes legal action after Hong Kong, Taiwan-published books seized

Case comes after controversy caused by the disappearance of five booksellers in Hong Kong in an apparent crackdown on the sale of works critical of China’s government

Jun Mai, jun.mai@scmp.com

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Yuan Yulai is well known for this legal battles against government departments. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Yuan Yulai, 61, known for high-profile cases has he brought against government departments and ministries, filed the lawsuit in Zhejiang province on Monday. Continue reading