Some publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei ChenSome publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Some publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong Book Fair exhibitors urged to exercise ‘self-discipline’, avoid selling ‘unlawful’ books as security law’s passage looms

  • While city law does not regulate the political content of books, Beijing’s new tailor-made security legislation is expected to pass before the festival’s start
  • Some predict local publishers will be wary about launching new titles that deal with sensitive subject matter such as Hong Kong independence
Topic |   Hong Kong Book Fair
Some publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei ChenSome publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Some publishers predicted their industry counterparts may be uneasy about debuting new titles considered politically sensitive by Beijing at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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