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Chinese state-owned store in Hong Kong halts sales of Apple Daily

VanGO says move against pro-democracy newspaper is 'regular business decision'

Until Thursday, more than two dozen VanGO stores in Hong Kong carried roughly 1,000 copies of Apple Daily on their shelves each day. (Photos by Kenji Kawase)

HONG KONG -- A Chinese state-owned retailer in Hong Kong has pulled the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper off its shelves as of Friday.

The convenience store VanGO, a unit of the large-scale Beijing-backed conglomerate China Resources Group, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an email that the move was a "regular business decision of [the] company."

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