A chapter closes: last Hong Kong bookshop selling titles banned in China shuts

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Rumours the People’s Bookshop shut its doors after pressure from the government, which is aligned with Beijing

The last bookshop in Hong Kong selling titles banned by the Communist Party on the mainland has closed, marking the last chapter of the city’s historic independent publishing scene.

Human rights activists and publishers have raised grave concerns over the closure of the People’s Bookstore, a tiny shop in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district, known to be the last source of literary contraband in the city, in the latest example of China’s tightening pressure over the city.

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