Update: Obscenity body classifies HK book series ‘indecent’

May 19, 2016

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

May 18, 2016 (South China Morning Post) — A bestselling book series criticized for its violent and sexually explicit content and unrestricted distribution among even primary school kids has been rated indecent by the city’s Obscene Articles Tribunal.
This means that, although the two-book, Chinese-language series titled Deep Web may be sold in Hong Kong, the books must be wrapped with a notice to warn against their sale to individuals under the age of 18…
The series’ author, Johnny Li, a 24-year-old criminology student at City University, said he and the publisher, Idea Publication, welcomed the rating and would not lodge an appeal.

Full SCMP story here