Posted on July 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mounting tensions between democracy supporters in Hong Kong and its opponents in China have had some of the repercussions you might expect.

Books about dissent have disappeared, in the past month, from Hong Kong’s public libraries, and the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has ceased production.

But there’s one glimmer of hope for those resisting Chinese control: several bookstores are still offering plenty texts that are likely considered subversive by Beijing.

The New York Times spoke with various bookstore owners, some of whom have scaled back their offerings, but most of whom said they believed it was their duty to support freedom of thought.

Learn how Hong Kong's independent bookstores are adjusting to this new reality in the NY Times.

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