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Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books to reopen in Taiwan

Abducted bookseller hopes to sow seeds of democracy across greater China

JENNIFER LO, Nikkei staff writer | China

HONG KONG -- Last June, Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee dropped a bombshell when he gave an account of his eight-month detention ordeal in China. Now, as the media sensation fades, Lam is helping to bring back to life Causeway Bay Books, the small bookstore he ran which sold politically-sensitive publications banned on the mainland.

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee is set to bring the closed Causeway Bay Books store back to life in Taiwan. (Photo by Yasuo Awai)

But the bookstore that was closed after becoming embroiled in a political storm between Hong Kong and its Chinese rulers will reopen not in Hong Kong, but some 800km away in Taipei, capital of Taiwan.

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