🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Hong Kong‚Äôs Missing Bookseller | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Hong Kong‚Äôs Missing Bookseller by Michael Barbaro from New York Times

When the owner of a thriving bookstore in Hong Kong went missing in October 2015, questions swirled. What happened? And what did the Chinese government have to do with it?

On today’s episode:

‚ÄĘ Alex W. Palmer, a Beijing-based writer who has reported on China for The New York Times Magazine.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ As President Xi Jinping consolidates power,¬†owners of Hong Kong bookstores trafficking in banned books find themselves playing a very dangerous game.

‚ÄĘ The Chinese authorities routinely¬†coerce detainees into making videotaped confessions¬†that serve as propaganda tools for the government and as warnings to others who would challenge the state.

‚ÄĘ Lam Wing-kee, the bookseller profiled in this episode, plans to reopen his bookstore in Taiwan, a self-governing¬†island that is supplanting Hong Kong as Asia‚Äôs bastion of free speech.

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