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  1. Suffering under the spotlight

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is ready to go to trial. Professor Nowak called for the abolition of Section 306 of the criminal law, 'according to which any lawyer who counsels a client to repudiate a forced confession, ... of 're-education through labour'- under which people can be sentenced to forced labour without a trial- as well as 'forced re-education of detainees in prisons and pre-trial detention centres ...

  2. The missing link?

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... 'Over the past 97 years, our nation has undergone many severe trials,' he said. 'We have traversed an era of national partition, have been buffeted by the whirlwinds of two world wars, and have suffered pain and hardship during the Chinese civil war.' 'Severe trials' is right. The Republic of China went from being a continent-sized country to an island state, ...

  3. Behaving as if people mattered

    Posted Nov 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... they by and large have not bothered to attend trials involving Hongkongers, even though Chinese law and practice permits this. This was made clear last week by John Kamm, director of the Dui Hua Foundation, ... involving juveniles, state secrets or individual privacy issues- all Chinese trials are open to the public, including foreigners. It would seem, therefore, that there is no reason why Hong Kong ...

  4. One country; diametrically opposed values

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for the Hong Kong media were held in their hotel room in Chengdu, Sichuan province, and prevented from covering a politically sensitive trial. The central government, instead of reining in provincial ...

  5. Asking the wrong questions

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of medical treatment he was given while under detention. An even bigger issue is the fact that he was given a six-month sentence without trial. Moreover, his sentence was unusually severe. ... without trial for six months. The covenant should be ratified as early as possible by the National People's Congress, which holds its annual meeting next month. But will it? When Mr Ho's ...

  6. Macau needs to explain ban on journalist

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... security'. But the refusal to allow the photographer Felix Wong Chi-keung to enter Macau defies logic. After all, he was going to Macau on February 18 in his professional capacity to cover the trial ...

  7. Chen's stooge show

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Hsieh Chang-ting, the DPP's 2008 presidential candidate, called on the public to respect a ruling by the Council of Grand Justices that a switch in judges during Chen's trial ...

  8. Zhou extradition raises disturbing questions

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The alternative was to arrest Zhou, or Wang, and bring him to trial in Hong Kong. There is no legitimate reason to have him sent to the mainland. Even if the name Wang Xingxiang had been on an Interpol ...

  9. Beware of inciting 'patriotic' extremists

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching News of the arrest in Shenzhen of several people involved in a suspected plot to target Martin Lee Chu-ming, founding chairman of the Democratic Party, and Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, chairman of Next Media Group, provides some hope that more details about this mysterious case may emerge when the trial is held. We still don't know what the motivation of the plotters was. ...

  10. Spies? Who, us?

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in an attempt to defame China and undermine China-US relations'. Of course, not all charges of espionage on the part of China are justified. The Fondren case has not yet gone to trial ...




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