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Global human rights advocate group Amnesty International has launched a campaign on Thursday to raise awareness for Hong Kong’s freedom of expression.
The campaign took the form of a bookstore that only sold books which were redacted or censored. Its purpose was to prompt visitors to imagine a future where Hong Kong’s press freedom is eroded amid China’s tightening control over the region.
Every book in the store costs HK$27 – a reference to Article 27 of Hong Kong’s constitutional document known as Basic Law, which guarantees Hong Kong residents the “freedom of speech, of the press and of publication.”
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