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China Hardens Position Against Hong Kong Booksellers

China is toughening its position in the case of five Hong Kong booksellers it detained last year for publishing books critical of Chinese leaders. The detentions have fueled global concern about perceived threats to the autonomous Chinese territory’s freedoms. Last week, Chinese authorities threatened stronger legal action against one of the booksellers whom they recently released, Lam Wing-kee, and challenged his account of being mistreated while in custody. Lam went missing in the...

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