QUESTION: Do you have anything on the disappearance of Hong Kong’s booksellers and – followed by the removal of political works from the shelves?
MR KIRBY: I think I do.
We are disturbed by reports of the disappearances of five people associated with the Mighty Current publishing house and we share the concern of the people of Hong Kong regarding these disappearances. We’re following the issue closely. We noted the January 4th statement by Hong Kong’s chief executive expressing concerns about the potential implications of this case, and we share those concerns.