Thursday (1) marks the 24th anniversary of the handover of sovereignty in Hong Kong and the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. However, there was a bloody stabbing of a police officer in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong at night. The physical edition of Ta Kung Pao, a newspaper under the jurisdiction of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong, put the bloodshed on page A18 of the Hong Kong News on July 2, with the headline “Lone wolf-style terrorist attack stabbed police officer in black and killed himself”. The article is also available in text on Ta Kung Pao’s website. However, in the electronic version of Ta Kung Pao, we can only see A17 and A19, but not A18, for unknown reasons.
On the night of July 1, a 28-year-old police officer in Causeway Bay was attacked and injured by a man, Leung Kin-fai, with a knife. After the incident, the new Secretary for Security, Mr. Tang Ping-keung, immediately qualified the incident as a “lone wolf homegrown terrorist attack” in less than four hours, and claimed that people who “incite hatred of the country” were responsible.