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The risky business of banned books

HONG KONG -- The mysterious disappearance of five men linked to a publisher of scandalous books about Chinese leaders has thrown a rare spotlight on the dwindling market of banned titles in Hong Kong.

     Tucked away in an old commercial building in the Causeway Bay shopping district, People Book Cafe has been a haven for curious mainland Chinese searching for juicy titles. Artfully adorned with colorful propaganda posters, the tiny shop has carved a niche selling books and magazines on taboo subjects in China such as politics, religion and the private lives of the country's leaders.

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