August 4, 2020

Jittery Hong Kong authors seek Taiwan safety after security law

Hong Kong (AFP) – China’s new security law has cast a threatening shadow over Hong Kong’s dynamic book industry, with anxious publishers combing through back catalogues for potentially “subversive” material, and looking to Taiwan as a safe haven for printing fresh titles.The city has long been a refuge for intellectuals, free from the authoritarian grip of the Chinese mainland’s communist leaders.But that status is at risk of crumbling as Beijing’s new legislation sends fresh jitters through a publishing industry already wary of overstepping China’s red lines.”Major publishing and printing hou…


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