China’s crackdown on Hong Kong accelerated yesterday when pro-democracy books were removed from libraries, and authorities ordered schools and even day nurseries to teach their students to comply with the new national security law .
The controversial measure authorizes life imprisonment for actions considered to be sedition, subversion, terrorism or foreign collusion, and even threatens foreigners with sanctions if they criticize Beijing’s actions in the city.
Authorities in Hong Kong have announced that nine books, including two by Joshua Wong, the 23-year-old student who emerged as one of the leaders of the pro-democracy protests that rocked the territory last year, are on the books. study for “compliance” with the new law and would no longer be accessible to the public. Six books by Horace Chin, nicknamed the “godfather”