Chinese Court Upholds Journalist’s Spying Conviction – Jim Yardley

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A appeals court today upheld a spying conviction against a prominent journalist in a case that has brought against China from and media advocacy groups.

The journalist, Ching Cheong, faces a five-year prison sentence. He was arrested in April 2005 during a visit to Guangdong Province in mainland China and charged with taking payoffs in exchange for gathering information for . A Beijing lower court convicted him in August.

His family has continued to dispute the charges. [Full Text]

– Also AP’s Analysis: China’s jailing of reporter reflects government effort to tighten media control

– NYTimes’ China Jails Reporter for 5 Years as Spy

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