Hong Kong arts centre cancels Chinese dissident author event

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Exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian was due to promote his satiric novel China Dream

A Hong Kong arts centre hosting the city’s high-profile literary festival has cancelled appearances by exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian, said the author, as Beijing tightens its grip on the semi-autonomous city.

It is the latest blow to freedom of speech in Hong Kong as concerns grow that liberties are under serious threat from an assertive China.

Related: Ma Jian: ‘Freedom can’t be taken for granted. We have to remain constantly vigilant’

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