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What’s the Mystery Behind the Disappearance of a Hong Kong Bookseller?

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Hong Kong has a mystery on its hands with the disappearance last week of local bookseller Lee Bo and signs are pointing to Communist China. Lee is the co-owner of the Causeway Bay Bookstore, a tiny shop that sells the gossipy books critical of political leaders in mainland China published by Mighty Current books. He is the fifth person connected to the publisher to go missing in the last two months. The previous disappearances are believed to be linked to the upcoming publication of a book about the love life of current Chinese President Xi Jinping. Adding to the mystery is a new report from Lee’s wife, Choi Ka-ping, who rescinded her missing person report and now claims that he…

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