Malaysian officially appointed as chief editor of Ming Pao’s Chinese newspaper

Despite all the protests (read about it here and here), Ming Pao agency has decided to move forward with their decision, officially announcing the appointment of Malaysian journalist Chong Tien-sion the chief editor position of Ming Pao’s Chinese-language paper.

The current interim chief editor, Cheung Kin-Por will remain in his capacity now until Chong is full on-board.

The former chief editor Kevin Lau was transferred to the paper’s electronic books and teaching materials unit. When Lau was reassigned, staff were shocked and featured restructuring.

Lau’s sudden replacement has also led many academics to believe that Hong Kong’s press freedom is under threat. 

Source: RTHK

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


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