Attacked Hong Kong bookseller opens new shop in Taiwan
27 April 2020 | 9:00 am
Lam Wing-kee, the owner of Causeway Bay Books, had previously been detained by Chinese authorities for selling books critical of Chinese leaders. The opening of the new store came days after he was attacked in Taipei.
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