The wife of Lee Bo, a bookseller who vanished from Hong Kong in late December, told the city’s police she met him on Jan. 23 at a guest-house in mainland China.
Lee was healthy and assisting an investigation as a witness, the Hong Kong police said in a statement on Sunday, citing his wife. Lee, who published and sold books critical of the ruling Communist Party, disappeared from a warehouse late last year.
Lee gave his wife a letter addressed to the Hong Kong police with content similar to his previous letters, according to the statement. The wife initially filed a missing person report on Lee, who was not carrying his travel permit for China with him when he vanished.