Lam Wing-kee founder of the anti-communist bookstore Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong returned on Thursday of June 16th, 2016 to the city after being kidnapped at the border in Shenzhen and illegally detained by the Communist China secret police since October. He is one of the five bookstore’s workers Chinese regime prosecuted for selling “illegal” literature.
“I am not worried about my personal safety. I have no plan to go to the mainland again. We Hong Kong people are all in the same boat. It can happen to you, too, if I don’t speak up.”
Lam informed that he was released on bail to bring back database of about 600 Chinese customers from Communist China, who bought books banned by Chinese Communist Party. Instead yesterday, he organised press conference in the centre of Hong Kong and before cameras and microphones of free media revealed circumstances of his disappearance in October of 2015. He also explained in details methods used by Chinese Communist secret police operatives in the clandestine operation of hijacking and detaining him and his friends.
“This is not just about me. This is about the freedom of Hong Kong people. The Chinese government has forced Hong Kong people into a dead end,” Lam said with his fists clenched
While in Shenzhen he was blindfolded. Secret police functionaries brought him by train to the city of Ningbo. There in unidentified building after a strip search and change of clothes he was handed a document to sign under sever duress. The document stated that Mr. Lam will voluntarily give up his rights to contact his family and to legal representation. During the interrogation, Mr. Lam was accused of transporting banned books into mainland China, which was an affront to the constitution and unlawful under Communist China’s regulations. He had been detained in 200 sq ft room for five months and kept under guard of six armed men. Later he was moved to an apartment.
He confirmed that while being detained like his four friends also he was forced by the Chinese Communist regime officials to make a false statement before the television camera.
“I acted in front of the camera – I needed to. There was a director. I had to recite the script,” he said.
In the statement chairman of pro-freedom organisation in Hong Kong Demostisto Nathan Law said that kindapping of five Hong Kong citizens by the Communist China secret police “have made transparent the Chinese government’s lack of commitment in upholding the empty rhetoric of “one country two system” doctrine, despite it being constantly repeated.” He added that incident confirms that the tyrannical measures of an authoritarian regime that will allow no dissent, no criticism, for fear of exposing its rotten innards.
The case of five booksellers who were hijacked by Communist China’s regime proves that Communist secret police has already began their operations against Hong Kong citizens. Chinese secret policy is relatively using hijacking, illegal detention, forced confessions and disinformation to confuse West about Chinese Communist Party’s real goal and strategies.
It would be not unreasonable to think that the current government of Hong Kong may be indeed, as political oppositions suggested, a muppet cabinet directed from Beijing. If that claim seemed to be too strong several months ago, then certainly the revelations of Mr. Lam Wing-kee about inactivity of the government whose citizens are disappearing, should provoke one to think that Chinese communist have gained already a great influence in Hong Kong. If so, one should also ask which country is next on the target of Communist China’s secret police.