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Ching Cheong

Betrayed

Almost three years in detention gave veteran Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong time to reflect on his love for a country with a millennia-long tradition of prosecuting 'unjust, false and wrong' cases, writes Oliver Chou.

Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 11:10pm

The editor who stood up to Beijing

Lee Tze-chung 1912-2012

A veteran Hong Kong journalist who, with a colleague, took the decision to publish a historic editorial in a pro-Beijing newspaper criticising the imposition of martial law in Tiananmen Square ahead of the June 4, 1989, crackdown has died.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Journalist tells of 1,000-day ordeal

When Ching Cheong was a pupil at the elite St Paul's College four decades ago, he made a name for himself as a bit of a troublemaker - not for bad conduct, but for his uncompromising outspokenness.

A head prefect, he refused to read the daily Bible passage for assembly because he was an atheist.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A history of squelching historians

You might think the life of a historian is boring, but certainly safe. Apart from a paper cut, how much danger can a historian ever face from his work?

That's not the case with China. Digging into the past can be perilous, even if all it means is browsing through old newspapers and books.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Freed journalist Ching back at his desk

Journalist Ching Cheong, who was detained on the mainland for almost three years, returned to work at the Hong Kong office of Singapore's The Straits Times yesterday.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Freed journalist back to work next week

Released Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong will resume work next Monday, after being held on the mainland for almost three years.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Flu outbreak causes schools to close ... and when exam time comes, teachers can expect every student to start coughing up a lung

2 Prostitutes demand more police protection ... and they don't just mean using a condom on the next undercover visit

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Local media shows itself to be sweet and sour

The past week has seen two very different media events in Hong Kong. The reappearance of beleaguered actor-singer Edison Chen Koon-hei on Thursday roughly coincided with the first press conference held by journalist Ching Cheong since his conditional release from a Guangzhou jail on spying charges.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Freed reporter upholds values of profession

It was no doubt coincidental, but the fact that face-the-media sessions were held separately by journalist Ching Cheong and disgraced actor-singer Edison Chen Koon-hei at almost the same time on Thursday could not be more ironic.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Released reporter keen to cover Olympics, despite family's fears

Freed journalist Ching Cheong wants to go to Beijing to cover the Olympics, as he continues his career in reporting China's news after being released from a mainland prison.

He would also like to help resolve any crisis between the mainland and Taiwan if war broke out.

'The Olympics has been the Chinese people's dream for a century,' he said.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

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