Posters of books about China's politics including some featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) are seen displayed in the staircase leading to a bookshop in Hong Kong on January 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez
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The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote to say he was fine and helping with an investigation, prompting his wife to drop a missing person's report.Hong Kong police said late Monday that Lee Bo's wife canceled the report, but that they would continue investigating the other cases. Lee's disappearance has triggered speculation that Chinese security agents entered Hong Kong to abduct and spirit him to the mainland.Taiwan's Central News Agency first reported late Monday on Lee's handwritten faxed letter, which was then circulated by Chinese-language media in Hong Kong.However, Hong Kong lawmakers and human rights activists were skeptical that the letter proved Lee was safe.
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