HONG KONG The disappearance of five men linked to a publisher of juicy books about Chinese leaders has cast a spotlight on the dwindling market for banned titles in Hong Kong.
Tucked away in a commercial building in the city's Causeway Bay district, People Book Cafe has been a haven for mainlanders in search of juicy stories -- about Chinese politics, religion and their leaders -- that are taboo in China. But owner Paul Tang Tsz-keung has been counting on phone accessories to compensate for a drop in book sales, which have almost halved since 2012. His shop also sells baby formula, a sought-after product since China's tainted milk scandal in 2008.
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