Hong Kong: books disappear from Hong Kong's libraries

The introduction of the controversial security law in Hong Kong is also in the libraries is noticeable: Several books, prominent democracy activists in the spec

Hong Kong: books disappear from Hong Kong's libraries

The introduction of the controversial security law in Hong Kong is also in the libraries is noticeable: Several books, prominent democracy activists in the special administrative zone. A search request on the Website of the public library revealed that, among other things, the title of the activists, Joshua Wong, the pro-democratic members Tanya Chan and the scholar Chin Wan in none of the dozens of branch, can be borrowed.

He think the Disappearance of the books was linked to the security law, said Wong is on Facebook. The law is basically an Instrument to criminalize free speech.

the Disappearance of the books raises the question of whether, after the introduction of the new security law in Hong Kong's academic freedom. The special administrative zone has some of the best universities of Asia, in addition, could there be issues in mainland China taboo, yet written and discussed. After the months-long protests, particularly of young protesters in the past year, Beijing has stated already, the education in the metropolis should be "Patriotic".

The new security law was enacted on Tuesday in effect. In the opinion of the critics, the civil rights in Hong Kong limits it massively. The law allows the Chinese authorities to crack down on all activities that threaten, in their opinion, the national security. There have already been multiple arrests on the basis of the safety act.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 00:20

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