Has China really banned Hillary Clinton’s book?

Not really. The ban is only effective (not official), according to Time.

Hillary-Clinton--Hard-Choices-jpgChinese publishers have declined to distribute Hillary Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, which includes anecdotes that are critical of Asian superpower, reports the Time magazine.

Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, which focuses on her tenure as U.S. secretary of state, will not be sold in mainland China, according to her publisher in an interview with BuzzFeed.

Simon & Schuster said they were not able to secure translation rights with Chinese publishers and that one of the nation’s leading import agencies, Shanghai Book Traders, has refused to distribute the English-language version.

Jonathan Karp, president of Simon & Schuster, said that China’s reaction to the book is an “effective ban.”

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