Lam Wing-kee
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Lam Wing-kee
Lam wearing a blue cap in 2017

Lam Wing-kee (Chinese: ) is the former owner and current manager of Causeway Bay Books, a Hong Kong bookshop most well known for its provision of politically-related publications. Lam was detained by non-Hong Kong Disciplined Services in October 2015 as part of the disappearances of several bookshop owners; the Central Case Examination Group let him go to Hong Kong in June 2016 to fetch information.[1] When asked whether he can see that the government of Hong Kong has protected them (""), he replied "No".[2]

His position/view on Hong Kong independence is ambiguous.[3] In a Canadian interview, he said

Freedom is not all-powerful, freedom is always relative. You have the freedom of expression of course, but there is also a restriction. For instance, you like to sing at night while the neighbor is sleeping causing disturbance, then has your freedom affected others? (",,,,,,"[4])

In April 2019 Lam moved to Taiwan in response to the proposed Hong Kong extradition bill.[5]

References

  1. ^ "The Bookseller's Decision". China Change. 2016-12-31. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "The Pulse:Causeway Bay Bookstore book seller Lam Wing-kee spoke out, discussion with Albert Ho & Wil 3:17". YouTube. RTHK. 2017-06-17. Retrieved .
  3. ^ ":......". . 2017-01-07. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "? EP184: - Part2 1:45". YouTube. LS TIMES TV. 2017-05-23. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Bookseller Lam Wing-kee leaves Hong Kong for Taiwan, fearing proposed extradition law will mean he is sent to mainland China". scmp.com. Retrieved 2019.



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