Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

By the end of 2015, five Hong Kong-based book publishers linked to the company Mighty Current went missing. They eventually turned up in the custody of mainland Chinese authorities.

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee says Hong Kong and Beijing’s new deal on a notification system on detentions would not ease city residents’ fears about their personal safety and freedoms. Photo: Dickson Lee

Deal welcome over cross-border arrests

The disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers who later turned up in custody on the mainland raised fears in Hong Kong about cross-border law enforcement and curbs on fr