fredag 15. januar 2016

Book on Chinese president pulled as fears grow for missing Hong Kong publishers

The author of a book which criticises Chinese president Xi Jinping has said its publication has been suspended in Hong Kong, because its publisher was fearful of the “huge consequences” of its release, following the mysterious disappearance of five of the city’s publishers in recent months. Writing in Apple Daily [in a piece translated by Hong Kong Free Press], the US-based Chinese dissident writer Yu Jie said he had finished his critique of Xi’s regime, Xi Jinping’s Nightmare, in November 2015, and that his publisher, Open, had been due to start printing it on 1 January. Read more