The wife of a Hong Kong journalist jailed in mainland China for spying says her husband is to appeal. Ching Cheong, the chief China correspondent for Singapore’s Straits Times, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison.
Mary Lau said her husband had sent her a message calling his conviction unfair and vowing to appeal against it.
“He believes himself innocent, and that the verdict was very unfair to him,” she said. Ms Lau said an appeal would be filed within the 10-day time limit. [Full Text]