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Hong Kong Forced to Delete Movies, TV Shows, Books That ‘Threaten’ China

China’s state-run Global Times reported approvingly on Thursday that Hong Kong has been forced to suppress countless movies, television shows, books, and online posts that could violate the new security law imposed by Beijing because the material could be judged to “threaten” Communist China, and those who display or sell the “threatening” material could be held legally liable.

Hong Kong's new national security law was imposed on the eve of the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China

Update: Missing Seoul Mayor Found Dead

Police in South Korea confirmed on Thursday that the mayor of the nation’s capital, Seoul, had gone missing. Reports indicated that Park Won-soon had made cryptic goodbye statements to his family before vanishing on Thursday morning.

Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon (L) listens to Governor of California Jerry Brown speak during a working session for "Action Day" at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change in Le Bourget on December 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should …