Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Hong Kong Booksellers Missing

(Hong Kong)
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said Sunday that they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publishing company specializing in books critical of mainland China's leadership went missing.

Lawmaker Albert Ho said the city was "shocked and appalled" by the disappearance of Lee Bo. Like the four others who have disappeared in recent months, Lee is associated with publisher Mighty Current.

While there's been no official word on what happened to the five missing people, Ho told reporters that it appears their disappearances are linked to the publishing company's books.
The disappearances seem to indicate that Beijing is tightening its grip on the former British colony to clamp down on dissent.

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