Trying times for journalists in China – Kent Ewing
From Asia Times:
With the Chinese government promising foreign journalists unprecedented freedom in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games, the trials of Zhao Yan and Ching Cheong serve as a reminder of the reality on the ground.
Zhao, a researcher for The New York Times, was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. Ching, chief China correspondent for Singapore’s The Straits Times, was tried for espionage nearly two weeks ago and is awaiting a verdict. [Full text]