China's Hand Feared Behind Hong Kong Publisher's Disappearance

  • Bookseller carried works critical of Communist Party elite
  • Four others linked to company went missing in October

Protesters hold photos of missing booksellers during a protest outside the Liaison of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers say they'll press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publisher specializing in books critical of China's ruling communists went missing. The Chinese words on banner reads 'Where is Lee Bo? Liaison of the Central People's Government of Hong Kong explain!'

Photographer: Vincent Yu/AP Photo

The disappearance of a Hong Kong-based publisher of books critical of China’s Communist Party is fueling concerns that tactics used to limit dissent on the mainland are being exported to the former British colony.

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