Today marks the 1000th day of the imprisonment of Ching Cheong, the China correspondent of the Singapore-based Straits Times [Ching is a Hong Konger on a British National (Overseas) passport]. That means he has another 825 days of his 5 year sentence for espionage to serve, if Chinese authorities choose to ignore the appeal for medical parole that has been sent in on his behalf. The last time we told you about Ching Cheong, he was not doing too well in a Guangdong prison. Efforts by Singapore and Hong Kong authorities/journalists to lobby for his early release appear to have lost steam in the meanwhile. For more on his background, read this.
Picture of old Hong Kong newspaper article announcing the imprisonment of Ching Cheong from [email protected].