A roughly 10-minute video appeal from Ching Cheong's wife for his release.
July 19, 2006
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing more than 500,000 journalists in more than 120 countries, is deeply concerned about the plight of Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong.
Ching is the chief China correspondent for Singapore' s The Straits Times newspaper. He is a Hong Kong citizen, a legal resident of Singapore, and is a well-respected and experienced journalist. According to his wife, in April 2005 Ching went to China to meet a source who was to give him a manuscript about Zhao Ziyang, the former Prime Minister of China who spent 15 years under house arrest following the Tiananmen massacre. On April 22, 2005 Ching was arrested in Guangzhou and placed under a form of detention called "residence under surveillance" in Beijing.
Press Release by The Foreign Correspondents Club', Hong Kong
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