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By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press

Hong Kong bookseller ‘removed’ in breach of China treaty

HONG KONG Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a “serious breach” of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a twice-yearly report on Hong Kong affairs released Thursday that Lee Bo was “involuntarily removed” to the mainland.

Robot revolution transforms China’s factories as part of Beijing’s economic overhaul

SHENZHEN, China In China’s factories, the robots are rising.

For decades, manufacturers employed waves of young migrant workers from China’s countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country’s economic ascent.