Tiananmen Disappears from Esquire

The zeal of Hong Kong businessmen of dubious repute to ingratiate themselves with Beijing and trash Hong Kong's claims to media freedom seems to know few bounds. How else to explain the sudden disappearance of 16 pages from the June edition of the local (Chinese language) edition of Esquire, a glossy lifestyle magazine? It appears that the US Esquire, owned by Hearst Corp, has sold its franchise to interests which have no interest in free media but use it to gain advantage in the mainland real estate business.

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