What Ever Happened to Letters to the Editor?

Sure, magazines love reader feedback. But staffers at press magnate Jimmy Lai's Next Magazine were caught mid-sentence last week when 40 club-wielding thugs broke into the offices of the muckraking weekly's Taipei edition. The assailants, arriving in a small caravan of four motorcycles, eight cars and an RV, wore black jackets embroidered with the characters of the Taiwanese gang Heavenly Way. The triad troupe smashed computer monitors, glass doors and windowsóand five security guardsóbefore swiping the motherboard from the surveillance system and making their escape. Lai can't seem to stay out of trouble in Taiwan. Last week's events, Lai's third run-in...

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