IT exec left brain dead in bar attack

Visit to Beijing show ends in tragedy

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur was beaten unconscious and left for dead in a Beijing karaoke bar just hours after attending an IT conference in the city. Steven Leung was declared brain dead after being found slumped over a table in the An Ka bar and dance hall in downtown Beijing. Leung, a top exec at chip maker Scenix and telecomms company Emvix, was being treated in a Hong Kong hospital, the San Jose Mercury News reported. But details of the attack remained a mystery to Leung's family, who said they had received little information from the Chinese authorities. The father of three had arrived in the city on 13 January to attend the conference organised by the Chinese Ministry of Information Industries. No one seemed to understand how Leung ended up in the An Ka on 18 January. According to his wife, Melody Leung, "Steven doesn't drink and he isn't known to go to karaoke bars". It is not even apparent how many hours elapsed between the attack and Leung being rushed to hospital. But he was declared brain-dead after an emergency operation. His wife said: "This is so horrible and we want answers to what happened." ®

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