Amid a virus surge and government repression, Hong Kong’s oldest bookstore is closing.

I know that fingers can’t “plod,” but that is what they are doing now, delivering upsetting news that encapsulates this shitty year. As Hong Kong teeters on the edge of a serious coronavirus outbreak and democratic institutions continue losing a war of attrition with the Chinese government, the region will lose one of its brick-and-mortar cultural […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-29 18:53:00 UTC ]
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