Posted on May 19, 2023 at 3:05 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today's edition of disappointing news in the book world can be filed under sad, but not surprising.

Al-Jazeera reports that books related to China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have been removed from public libraries.

This discovery came after Chinese newspaper Ming Pao cut its longstanding ties with prominent political cartoonist Wong Kei-kwan, who often depicted Hong Kong's tense relationship with China in his work.

The cartoonist's books also disappeared from libraries, leading journalists to look for other books on sensitive titles.

You can read more about Wong in the AP and more on the Tiananmen Square book disappearance in Al-Jazeera.

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