A new chapter for independent Hong Kong art bookstore Tai Yip, as long-time patron takes over — South China Morning Post

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— by Enid Tsui: Working as an independent bookseller and publisher in Hong Kong can be a dangerous business.

Printing and vend­ing titles critical of Beijing can get one into trouble, as demonstrated by the 2015 bookseller disappearances. And in 2008, Law Chi-wah, the 45-year-old owner of the defunct Green Text Bookstore, was killed when 20 boxes of books fell on him at his Tai Kok Tsui ware­house; exorbitant rents had forced him to closehis Lockhart Road shop and move everything into storage. More recently, a decision by SUP Publishing Logistics, Hong Kong’s largest books distributor, to move its warehouse to the mainland sparked fresh fears of censorship in the city…

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May 9, 2019 — 08:45


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