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Missing booksellers raise questions about territory's autonomy

Five men related to Hong Kong's Causeway Bay Books, pictured here with the blue signage, have gone missing since October 2015.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The mysterious disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers in recent months has stoked fears that the former British colony's vaunted media freedoms may be under assault, and has raised questions about whether the self-governing territory still enjoys "a high degree of autonomy" from an increasingly assertive China.

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