Asia Briefs: 2 missing booksellers back in China

Members of the Civic party voicing their concern about missing booksellers outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong on Jan 19.
Members of the Civic party voicing their concern about missing booksellers outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong on Jan 19. PHOTO: AFP

2 missing booksellers back in China

HONG KONG • Two Hong Kong booksellers released from mainland Chinese custody after going missing went straight back to China after returning home to ask police to drop their missing persons cases.

Mr Cheung Chi Ping and Mr Lui Por were among five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared over the past six months and re-surfaced in mainland Chinese police custody, the South China Morning Post reported, citing unidentified sources.

REUTERS


Google's AlphaGo scores second win

SEOUL • A Google-developed supercomputer bested South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se Dol again yesterday, taking a 2-0 lead in a five-game series that has become a stunning global debut for a new style of "intuitive" artificial intelligence.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe