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Tiananmen Book Seller's Fight Shows China's Sway Over Hong Kong

  • Bao Pu can’t get his books in most of the city’s stores
  • Bao’s new book on Tiananmen ‘The Last Secret’ slated for June
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Tiananmen Square Crackdown Survivor
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To see just how much China’s grip is strengthening over Hong Kong, try publishing a book about the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Bao Pu, one of the financial hub’s last independent publishers, has been turned down by printers, shunned by landlords and can’t get his books in most of the city’s stores. He only managed to print his latest book on Tiananmen -- “The Last Secret: The Final Documents from the June Fourth Crackdown” –- by operating in stealth.