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Hong Kong editor in press freedom row hacked with cleaver

The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose ouster triggered protests over media freedom was hacked with a cleaver Wednesday in an attack that drew condemnation from the United States and press groups. Kevin Lau, former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked at in broad daylight by two men who escaped on a motorbike in the Chai Wan district where the newspaper's headquarters is located, police said. Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying described the attack as a "savage act" after visiting Lau in hospital where he underwent multiple operations.

Former editor of Hong Kong newspaper stabbed amid media tensions

By James Pomfret and Alice Woodhouse HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former chief editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical reporting was stabbed and seriously wounded on Wednesday in an attack likely to fuel concern among journalists about what many see as an erosion of media freedoms. A man in a helmet attacked Kevin Lau Chun-to, former chief editor of the Ming Pao daily, slashing him in the back several times. The assailant rode off on a motorcycle with an accomplice.

China silent on demand for disclosure on birth control fines: lawyer

By Li Hui and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - China's local governments have failed to account for the use of more than 16.5 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) in fines paid by families flouting strict family planning rules, a lawyer who has joined the call for public disclosure said on Wednesday. Wu Youshui, based in the eastern province of Zhejiang, said he asked for information about fines imposed in 2012 because he believed the system "faced unquestioned abuse of power and corruption".

'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists

Mass muggings and attacks on Chinese tourists in Paris have spawned alarm and warnings of a decline in the number of free-spending visitors from the Asian giant who swarm to France. More than one million Chinese visitors come every year to France, a country which for them epitomises luxury, romance and quality products. But that may very well change, said one expert, citing a slew of recent attacks which he says takes the sheen off the "City of Lights" for Chinese visitors.

Chinese lawmaker urges new economic model

Beijing, Mar 8 (EFE).- The speaker of the National People's Assembly stepped down from his post Friday after 10 years in office, with a speech stressing China's need "to change its economic model" and become a more innovative nation. In an address lasting just over an hour, Wu Bangguo made a political, economic and social review of the past five years, which he alternated with recommendations to those who will lead the nation in the coming decade.
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