Hong Kong Journalist Stabbed Amid Concerns of Eroding Media Freedoms
Posted: 2/26/2014 | By: Julie Makinen | Los Angeles Times
BEIJING -- A recently dismissed Hong Kong
newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after
assailants stabbed him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike.
The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao
daily last month helped spark demonstrations over erosion of media
freedoms, shocked a wide swath of the former British territory, which
reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.