People wondered whether the Chinese government would crush Hong Kong's free press when they took over that island in 1999. Here's an answer:
Contact with Taiwan cited - that's bad
BEIJING (AP) - A Hong Kong reporter was sentenced Thursday by a Chinese court to five years in prison on spying charges in a case that prompted outcries by press freedom groups.
Ching Cheong's conviction came amid a government campaign to tighten media controls that has seen dozens of journalists jailed. A Chinese researcher for The New York Times was acquitted on spying charges last week but jailed for three years on a fraud claim.
Chinese proverb for the day: bai zhe bu nao (100 defeats no surrender)
Hat tip to reader Doc!