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Global Times says mainland action would be lawful

2016-01-06 HKT 11:49
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  • Global Times said there are grounds for mainland authorities to investigate Causeway Bay Books, which had been closed since the disappearance of Lee Bo. File photo: RTHK
    Global Times said there are grounds for mainland authorities to investigate Causeway Bay Books, which had been closed since the disappearance of Lee Bo. File photo: RTHK
Timmy Sung reports
It is lawful and logical for the mainland enforcement agencies to invite owners of Causeway Bay Books for investigation, as the book sellers had created "special disturbance" to the order of the mainland, the Beijing-based tabloid Global Times said on Wednesday.

The newspaper’s editorial said the book shop, which publishes titles critical of the mainland government, mainly targeted at selling books to people from the mainland, and that this had provided significant grounds for mainland enforcement officers to launch an investigation on its shareholders according to the mainland laws.

The Times added that what it called “powerful agencies” around the world all have their own ways to get around the laws when they seek cooperation from an individual for investigation.

The commentary is the third article ran by the Times this week relating to the disappearance of Lee, a shareholder of the book store, whose disappearance from Hong Kong has sparked speculations that he was taken away illegally by the mainland security forces.