BA calls on Hammond to intervene over Hong Kong bookseller

Tim Godfray, chief executive of The Booksellers Association, has written to the foreign secretary, asking that the government "thoroughly investigates all the facts" relating to the disappearances of missing Hong Kong booksellers, who include British passport-holder Lee Bo. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong bookseller sentenced to 10 years in prison in China

A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for "illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing's hard line toward its... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-02-25 13:14:25 UTC ]
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China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 Years in Prison

Mr. Gui, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, ran a publishing house that appeared to anger the Communist Party Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-25 10:07:44 UTC ]
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China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison

Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, ran a publishing house that appeared to anger the Communist Party Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-25 06:02:16 UTC ]
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Missing Hong Kong bookseller shortlisted for the Prix Voltaire

London-based Iranian e-publisher Azadeh​ Parsapour and missing Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai have been shortlisted for the 2018 Prix Voltaire, which rewards "exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish and in enabling others to exercise their right to freedom of expression". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Whereabouts of 'released' Hong Kong bookseller unknown, says daughter

Gui Minahi, the Hong Kong bookseller and publisher detained in China since October 2015, has been released from prison in China, the Swedish embassy has been informed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kidnapped Hong Kong bookseller on IPA’s Prix Voltaire shortlist

Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based publisher and bookseller kidnapped by Chinese agents in October 2015, and still in detention in China, features on this year’s shortlist for the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong book fair subdued after bookseller disappearances

Caution evident in buying and selling of politically sensitive material amid fears of growing repression from mainland’s Communist partyThe 2016 Hong Kong book fair, the most important event in the city’s literary calendar, opened its doors on Wednesday to familiar long queues and hordes of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong Booksellers Braving China Chill for Publishers

Hong Kong publishers' latest works on sensitive Chinese topics went on show at a book fair this week, despite gloom over recent detentions of five local booksellers Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2016-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong refuses to return bookseller Lam Wing Kee to China

Officials in Hong Kong say they will not send back a bookseller who jumped bail in mainland China, where he was detained over books mocking Chinese leaders. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2016-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Publishing Groups Back Hong Kong Bookseller

In a statement, America’s booksellers, publishers, and librarians expressed admiration for Lam Wing-kee and his defense of the right of the Chinese people to read the books they want. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What happened to Hong Kong's 'missing' booksellers? One defies China and speaks out

After nearly eight months in solitary confinement, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who vanished after their detention in mainland China gave a detailed account Thursday of his ordeal, defying not only a gag order but also authorities’ demand that he remand himself to custody. Lam Wing Kee,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fourth missing Hong Kong bookseller returns home

A fourth Hong Kong bookseller has returned home after going missing six months ago. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong Bookseller Says He Was Detained by China

Lam Wing-kee, whose bookstore sold gossipy books about China’s leadership, says he was detained at the border by captors who wanted customers’ details. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2016-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong booksellers to be ‘released soon’

Three Hong Kong booksellers being held in China will be released “within days”, according to news reports. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author publishes missing Hong Kong booksellers' title online

The author of a controversial book on China's president, believed to be the reason five booksellers from the Mighty Current publishing house in Hong Kong went missing between October and December 2015, has released the title online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Missing Hong Kong booksellers: US 'disturbed' by disappearances

State department echoes sentiment expressed by chief executive of the special administrative region, who noted threat to one-country, two-systems arrangementThe US said on Friday it was disturbed by reports that five Hong Kong booksellers critical of China’s leaders had disappeared. Related:... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Groups Voice Concern About Hong Kong Booksellers

Five book industry organizations issued a statement expressing "extreme concern” about the mysterious disappearance of five employees of a Hong Kong publishing and bookselling company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK 'urgently' seeking assistance tracing missing Hong Kong bookseller

The UK's Foreign Office has confirmed that one of the five missing Hong Kong book publishers is a British citizen and has said it is "deeply concerned" over the publishers' apparent abduction and detention. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong activist hits out at Beijing in video over missing booksellers

After fifth disappearance, umbrella movement’s Agnes Chow criticises China regime in video that has gone viralA young pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong has released a video, which has gone viral, attacking Beijing’s campaign of “political suppression” following the disappearances of five... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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