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Journalist hurt in apparent revenge attack

A WOMAN deputy editor-in-chief of a newspaper based in north China has been seriously injured in an attack apparently sparked by revenge over a previous critical report.

Yue Qian of Hebei Youth Daily was attacked by a man on Saturday night down her apartment building in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, Beijing-based news Website reported today.

The attacker used a brick to repeatedly hit her head and face, asking: "Why did you report it?" Yue told the Website.

A neighbor rescued her after hearing her screams. Yue suffered bruising to her face and head, and needed eight stitches to repair her mouth injuries.

Yue told police that her newspaper had received a phone call from a stranger asking them not to publish critical reports or there could be revenge, she said. But the caller refused to specify which story she was referring to, Yue said.

Police are investigating.


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