Source: The House News
1. Chinese Verse of the Day
李白 (701 - 762)
2. Kevin Lau, until a few months ago the editor-in-chief of Ming Pao newspaper in Hong Kong, was stabbed on the morning of Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Ming Pao is one of the most credible newspaper in Hong Kong and very influential with Chinese all over the world.
The attack shocked Hong Kong and the incident was carried by the international presses such as BBC News, Wall Street Journal and CNN.
The reason why I blogged this news item is because of some commentaries I heard through the Internet in a Hong Kong radio program.
This particular program was broadcast on the night of February 27, 2014, one day after the stabbing attack.
In the program, the two commentators were discussing possible motives for the attack.
During this discussion, one of the commentator said that the possibility the attack has to do with personal matters such as over money or over woman is zero.
The other commentator said that Hong Kong people will be "praying for blessings" ("祈福") for Kevin Lau, but immediately changed to "praying for" ("祈禱") Kevin Lau.
The phrase "祈福" is usually used with Chinese religions while the phrase "祈禱" is usually used with Christianity.
This other commentator follow up with the comment that Kevin Lau is a very devout Christian.
I think this other commentator changed the phrase used out of respect for Kevin Lau's Christian belief.
Both commentators are not Christian.
I commend Kevin Lau for his Christian testimony over the years such that when the stabbing happened, others will immediately presume that the attack has nothing to do with his personal life.
3. Names, Words and Phrases:
Kevin Lau (Traditional Chinese: 劉進圖; Simplified Chinese: 刘进图).
Ming Pao (Traditional: 明報; Simplified: 明报).
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"劉進圖", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"李白", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"將進酒", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,