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Missing Hong Kong booksellers detained in China for 'illegal activities'

Missing Hong Kong booksellers detained in China for 'illegal activities'

Chinese authorities announced that three Hong Kong booksellers are under investigation for “illegal activities,” ratcheting up suspicion that they’ve fallen victim to a Beijing-backed crackdown on the city’s publishing industry.

Lui Por, Cheung Chi Ping and Lam Wing Kee have been placed in criminal detention in mainland China, Hong Kong police announced Thursday night, citing a letter from the Interpol Guangdong liaison office of the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department. They had been missing for 100 days.

Hong Kong, a semiautonomous Chinese territory of 7.3 million people, is geographically joined to southern China's Guangdong province,...

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