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Hong Kong’s Bookazine refuses to stock political title by HKFP columnist citing security law fears

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Hong Kong bookstore chain Bookazine has refused to stock a political title over security law concerns, according to email correspondence seen by HKFP.

In a message from one of the bookstore’s directors to publisher FormAsia Books in September, Bookazine declined to stock a book by HKFP columnist Kent Ewing about the city’s political development since 1997. It said it wished to “stay under the radar” after the Beijing imposed its security law on the city.

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The title, Hong Kong on the Frontline, was commissioned from the American writer and included a series of essays detailing important political figures and events in the city since the handover from British to Chinese rule. The work was contracted shortly before the promulgation of the security law on June 30.

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