‘Serious questions to be answered’: EU voices concern over China’s jailing of bookseller Gui Minhai

The EU criticised China on Tuesday over the jailing of a Swedish book publisher, saying his rights were not respected. Gui Minhai, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about China’s political leaders, was jailed for 10 years on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. “There are serious questions to be answered […]

Gui Minhai is Swedish, says Stockholm, following claim jailed bookseller sought to reinstate Chinese citizenship

Stockholm has confirmed to HKFP that jailed bookseller Gui Minhai is a Swedish citizen, after claims that he had sought to reinstate his Chinese citizenship. Gui was found guilty of “illegally providing intelligence” to overseas parties by the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province on Monday and was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Gui was among […]


Censorship in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Movement: an overview and tally

I haven’t been rigorously tracking incidents of censorship in Hong Kong, but after a recent series of incidents — the cancellation of Chinese artist Badiucao’s exhibition on 1 November after having received threats, the refusal of entry to Hong Kong of Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet on 8 November, and the cancellation of Ma Jian’s 10 November Hong Kong International Literary Festival events […]


Interview: Only one breach of One Country Two Systems a ‘remarkable achievement’ says outgoing British consul

The outgoing British Consul-General Caroline Wilson has said it is a “remarkable achievement” that there has been only one breach of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle in the almost 20 years since its implementation. Wilson, who was stationed at the Beijing embassy just after the 1997 handover until 2000, said in an interview with HKFP: “It is always really […]


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