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Attack on Kevin Lau

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Kevin Lau. (Ming Pao)

Kevin Lau Chun-to (刘进图), former editor of trusted Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao, was attacked by knife-wielding motorcycle hitmen on the morning of February 27, 2014. Lau was removed from his post as chief editor of Ming Pao in January, adding to concerns about press freedom in Hong Kong.

11 suspects in Lau's stabbing were arrested in mid-March, while Lau remained in hospital. The police called the attack a “classic triad hit” meant to intimidate, but Lau believes the hitmen were out for his life. His recover is likely to take years.

While Lau was serving as chief editor, Ming Pao was a reporting partner in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists project that revealed the offshore holdings of many Chinese elites.

See also Ming Pao switches editors.


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