Vandals drove a car through a glass wall at Sing Tao News Corporation’s office in Shau Kei Wan early on Thursday morning.
The car reversed into the glass wall at the entrance of Sing Tao’s building at 3 Tong Wong Road shortly after 3am, smashing two panels. The drivers then fled the scene.
Police found the car gutted and burning in Wang Kee Street, Kowloon Bay at about 4am. No one was inside. Firemen extinguished the blaze.
Investigators said the car’s number plates were scorched, but they believed it had been stolen from Broadway Street in Cheung Sha Wan earlier.
Sing Tao chief executive Lo Wing-hung said the company did not receive any threats or warnings before the incident. He said it remained uncertain whether the newspaper was the target of vandals as there were other tenants in the building.
Police classified the case as one of criminal damage and arson. Investigations were under way on Thursday.
Sing Tao News Corporation publishes the Sing Tao Daily, Headlines Daily and The Standard.