HK BOOKSELLER RAISES US$100,000 TO OPEN TAIWAN STORE

LAM WING-KEE FLED TO TAIWAN IN APRIL AFTER HONG KONG ANNOUNCED PLANS TO ALLOW EXTRADITIONS TO CHINA

THEIR DISAPPEARANCE -- AND THE ABDUCTION OF A BILLIONAIRE FROM A FIVE-STAR HOTEL BY SUSPECTED CHINESE AGENTS -- CAUSED WIDESPREAD ALARM IN HONG KONG.

Lam Wing-kee fled to Taiwan in April after Hong Kong announced plans to allow extraditions to China, a move which sparked months of massive street protests in the financial hub.
Lam fled to Taiwan after Hong Kong's extradition bill was announced, saying he feared being sent to the mainland if the law passed, the CNA report said.
Their disappearance -- and the abduction of a billionaire from a five-star hotel by suspected Chinese agents -- caused widespread alarm in Hong Kong.

A Hong Kong bookseller who disappeared into Chinese custody for half a year raised nearly US$100,000 in less than a day on Friday (Sept. 6) as he tries to open a new store in Taiwan, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported. Lam...

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