Politician in southern China ‘assassinated’: state press


BEIJING — A politician in southern China was stabbed to death in an apparent assassination, state press reported Tuesday. Three knifemen attacked Huang Zhaoluan, 43, outside his home in Guangdong province on Monday morning, the Guangzhou Daily reported. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital later that day after doctors failed to stem the bleeding from his wounds, it said.

The paper called it an assassination apparently because it appeared to be a well-planned attack targeting a politician. However no details were given as to any specific motive.

Huang, 43, a middle school headmaster, was deputy head of the Lianjiang branch of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which advises the nation’s parliament, the report said.