‘Abducted’ HK bookseller attends Taipei Book Exhibition

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/08
By: Sabine Cheng, Stanley Cheung and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) on Wednesday said that his presence at the launch of the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition was not an attempt to seek asylum and denied he was looking to open a bookstore in Taiwan.

Asked if he considered seeking political asylum last June, Lam said that staying in Hong Kong was not a problem, but that if it became necessary he would “go to Taiwan.”

Lam, a former manager of independent Hong Kong bookstore Causeway Bay Books, was detained by Chinese police in mainland China from Oct. 2015 to June 2016 for mailing Chinese customers books deemed to be politically sensitive by the Beijing authorities.    [FULL  STORY]

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