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Furtive readers snap up Hong Kong's books banned in China

A mainland Chinese visitor looks on as a lightbox featuring a book on the potential new Chinese premier is displayed outside a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. Books banned in China have been flying off the shelves in Hong Kong in the run-up to China's leadership transition as mainland people seek insight into the decision makers who will run their country and the rivals who have fallen out of favour. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A mainland Chinese visitor looks on as a lightbox featuring a book on the potential new Chinese premier is displayed outside a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. Books banned in China have been...more

A mainland Chinese visitor looks on as a lightbox featuring a book on the potential new Chinese premier is displayed outside a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. Books banned in China have been flying off the shelves in Hong Kong in the run-up to China's leadership transition as mainland people seek insight into the decision makers who will run their country and the rivals who have fallen out of favour. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Books on the arrested Chinese official Bo Xilai (R) and potential new Chinese leaders are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Books on the arrested Chinese official Bo Xilai (R) and potential new Chinese leaders are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Books on the arrested Chinese official Bo Xilai (R) and potential new Chinese leaders are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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A portrait of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen at the entrance to a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A portrait of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen at the entrance to a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A portrait of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen at the entrance to a bookstore in Hong Kong selling books that are banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Books on the arrested Chinese police official Wang Lijun (L) and China's 18th Party Congress are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Books on the arrested Chinese police official Wang Lijun (L) and China's 18th Party Congress are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Books on the arrested Chinese police official Wang Lijun (L) and China's 18th Party Congress are displayed inside a bookstore in Hong Kong, which sells books that banned in mainland China, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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