The Chinese government is opposed to freedom of expression and religion. Thanks to the regime's Gestapo type of security forces, many of the publishers and booksellers that are critical of the communist regime are now disappearing.
Last week, thousands of Hong Kong residents rallied against the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China. All are suspected of being held in China, and the protesters fear the growing influence of Beijing. Chanting "say no to political kidnapping", the protesters marched to the offices of Beijing's representative in Hong Kong.