Postcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFPPostcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFP
Postcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFP

History reversed: Hong Kong book industry looks to Taiwan, combs through back catalogues amid fears over new national security law

  • City long a refuge for intellectuals is now looking at Taiwan to release new potentially ‘subversive’ titles in what one publisher calls an ironic twist of history
  • A number of groups putting together books on last year’s anti-government protests have gone knocking on the doors of Taiwanese publishers

Topic |   Books and Literature
Postcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFPPostcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFP
Postcards with artwork based on the pro-democracy protests at a bookstore in Hong Kong that stocks books with sensitive political titles that could potentially contravene the new Hong Kong national security law. Photo: AFP
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