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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

Singapore police to probe 'Straits Times' over by-election poll

Police said they were investigating top daily The Straits Times over a voter survey it conducted ahead of a by-election in apparent breach of a law against polls during the campaign.

The by-election on January 26 is for a seat left vacant when the former speaker of parliament, Michael Palmer, stepped down after confessing to an extramarital affair.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:52am

Celebrating the write stuff

The recent Young Readers Festival gave students, parents and teachers a chance to meet authors, and take part in workshops all over Hong Kong. Our junior reporters met illustrator Sally Kindberg, children's books writer Dianne Wolfer and former journalist Eliza Teoh. Here's what they learned ...

Writing a news lead with Eliza Teoh

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lovers' quarrel threatens medal hopes

The public fallout following the split of sport's once-golden couple is threatening to scupper Singapore's medal chances.

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

Ching Cheong 'may soon be free'

The wife of detained journalist Ching Cheong says she has heard speculation that he is likely to be released before July 1.

But Mary Lau Man-yee could not confirm a report by a local Chinese-language newspaper saying Ching would be paroled before the handover anniversary.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Ching holiday dinner ruled out

The family of jailed Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong saw their hopes of having a Lunar New Year dinner with him dashed yesterday because he is undergoing 'education' in a Guangzhou prison.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Silence over reports of Ching's transfer

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Journalist appeals against conviction for spying

Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, jailed in Beijing for five years on espionage charges, filed an appeal yesterday denying he spied for Taiwan.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

'Leak' raises new queries on Ching trial

Insufficient evidence shown for a conviction, says expert

Fresh queries over the spying case of journalist Ching Cheong have been raised following a leak on the internet of what is believed to be the court judgment.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Key points in the 'leaked judgment'

Ching started contributing articles to the Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies in 2000 and received HK$300,000 in 'research fees' from it in 2004.

He suspected the true nature of the foundation in 2003 but continued to contribute articles despite knowing that it was a spy institution.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Editor asks for clemency

Ching Cheong's Singaporean employer yesterday made an appeal for leniency for its chief China correspondent, citing his good professional record and poor health.

In a letter to Premier Wen Jiabao, Han Fook Kwang, editor of The Straits Times, called for clemency. Ching was sentenced on Thursday to five years in jail for spying for Taiwan.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

I am innocent, says Ching Cheong

After being jailed for five years for spying for Taiwan, journalist says his Beijing trial was unfair

Hong Kong-based journalist Ching Cheong, sentenced to five years in jail by a Beijing court yesterday for spying for Taiwan, maintained his innocence and described his trial as unfair.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am



April 22: Ching Cheong disappears after a trip to Guangzhou; observers suspect State Security Bureau officials have detained him.

June 3: Ching's wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, notified of the arrest

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Journalists up for a junket to Guangzhou? I didn't think so

At a time when the city's media is full of reports about the secret arrest of Straits Times correspondent Ching Cheong (pictured) in Guangzhou for spying, guess what the municipal government across the border is advertising through the Foreign Correspondents' Club.

4 Jun 2005 - 12:00am