Bloggers Beware; Government-Criticizing Chinese Newspaper Editor Hacked With Cleaver

Bloggers Beware; Government-Criticizing Chinese Newspaper Editor Hacked With Cleaver (ZeroHedge, Feb 26, 2014):

Kevin Lau, the 49-year-old former editor of the respected Ming Pao newspaper (who was unexpectedly replaced last month by journalist with no experience) following his reporting on human rights abuses in China is in critical condition after being attacked with a meat-cleaver. As The Daily Mail reports, slashed three times by a man in a crash helmet in a residential neighbourhood who then fled on a motorbike, police said. His sudden dismissal sparked protests across the city over freedom of the press as the move raised fears among journalists that the newspaper’s owners were moving to curb aggressive reporting on human rights and corruption in China. It appears, given this attack, they were right.

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