The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Three years on from Causeway Bay booksellers’ disappearances, mainland Chinese traders of banned books say the business is like selling ‘cocaine at the price of cabbage’

  • Booksellers continue to sell books banned on mainland but have taken the precaution of shrinking their clientele and balancing their stock with less risky titles
  • They acknowledge the chill caused by the disappearance of the Hong Kong booksellers but also say recession on the mainland has caused visitors to drop
Topic |   Censorship in China

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The People Book Cafe in Causeway Bay, which announced in September it was closing down. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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