(AsiaNews / Agencies) - The conditions of Hong Kong Ming Pao newspaper former editor Kevin Lau Chun-to have improved. The
stabbed last February 26 by two unknown assailants, and until recently was
considered "in a critical condition" because of injuries to his back.
a press release, Lau's family said that man is now conscious and able to
communicate through writing. Meanwhile,
police are still investigating the attack.
"We are confident - said the family - that with your support and with his own determination Kevin will not only recover, but will continue to serve alongside his fellow journalists."
Ming Pao is a well-known Chinese language Hong Kong newspaper, highly respected for its investigative journalism . Last month, Lau was replaced as editor by a Malaysian journalist, considered a Beijing "sympathizer". This has generated concern over the newspaper's possible loss of independence.
On February 27 at least 200 people staged a vigil outside the government building to denounce the attack and call for protection of press freedom.