Call for Ching Cheong’s release in the absence of proof

first_img Organisation Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific April 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for Ching Cheong’s release in the absence of proof Reporters Without Borders announced today that it is supporting the appeal for Ching Cheong’s immediate and unconditional release that was published on 22 April – the first anniversary of his arrest – in two of the leading Hong Kong dailies under the headline: “No evidence, free Ching Cheong!” China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en Reporters Without Borders announced today that it is supporting the appeal for Ching Cheong’s immediate and unconditional release that was published on 22 April – the first anniversary of his arrest – in two of the leading Hong Kong dailies under the headline: “No evidence, free Ching Cheong!”The Hong Kong-based China correspondent of the Singapore-based Straits Times newspaper, Ching Cheong faces a possible death sentence on a charge of spying although the Chinese authorities have produced no evidence against him.Reporters Without Borders has signed this appeal and is backing the campaign by the Hong Kong Journalists Association for his release. The press freedom organisation also has a petition that can be signed on its own website, at: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=13970Ching was arrested on 22 April 2005 while on his way to the southern city of Guangzhou. Several sources have said he was seeking documents about former Communist Party of Chinaleader Zhao Ziyang, who died in January 2005 while still under house arrest for negotiating with pro-democracy protesters in 1989. Ching’s wife, Mary Lau, thinks an intermediary set a trap for him.The Chinese foreign ministry issued a statement on 31 May 2005 alleging that Ching was a spy in the pay of foreign agencies. It said: “Ching Cheong has admitted that he followed instructions from foreign intelligence agencies in recent years, undertook intelligence gathering activities in China and received large amounts for his spying expenses.” The Straits Times said it was shocked by the allegations.Ching has a British National Overseas passport of the kind issued to citizens of Hong Kong, a former British colony. He also has residency in Singapore. June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

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NCAA Women’s Golf Roundup: 9/10

first_img Written by Tags: Anna Margarita Raga/Chanikan Youngyuan/Hannah Alberto/Olivia Jackson/Otter Fall Invitational/Southern Utah Golf/Utah Valley Golf/Weber State Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailANACONDA, Mont.-Monday, Weber State’s women’s golf team commenced its fall season by competing at the Battle at Old Works Tournament at the Old Works Golf Course of Anaconda, Mont. hosted by Montana State University.After one day of competition, the Wildcats are in fourth place at +58. The Wildcats’ Big Sky Conference foes, the Eastern Washington Eagles, are in first place currently at +37.Eastern Washington’s Alexa Clark is the overall leader at +2. Star Weber State competitors thus far include Kirsten Convoy, who is tied for fourth at +8 and Lydia Austin who is tied for sixth at +9.Gabby Denunzio is tied for 20th at +15, Morgan Bentley is tied for 23rd at +16, Kameryn Basye is tied for 30th at +19 and Taitum Beck is tied for 36th at +22.OREM, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah and Utah Valley’s women’s golf teams competed at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic at Hobble Creek Golf Course. The overall team lead at this stage belongs to Northern Arizona at +17 with Tulsa and Utah Valley tied for second at +19. Southern Utah is +26 and in fifth place out of a field of 12 schools.Hannah Alberto of Sam Houston State is the overall leader at  -6 and for SUU, Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan is in second place at -3.Utah Valley’s Ana Margarita Raga checked in at fifth place with a tie with Tulsa’s Olivia Jackson at +1.Rounding out the top 10 for Utah Valley was Carly Dehlin Hirsch who is in 9th place.The tournament will resume Tuesday.SALINAS, Calif.-Monday, the Westminster women’s golf squad competed at the Otter Fall Invitational hosted by CSU Monterey Bay.The Griffins are currently in eighth place after one day of competition with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes in the lead at +4. Westminster is at +40 presently.Jelina Fernando of West Texas A&M is the leader at +1 while Kanna Crosland is Westminster’s overall leader, tied for 16th at +6. Karen Valcarce also paces the Griffins as she is +8 and tied for 19th. The tournament resumes Tuesday. September 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Women’s Golf Roundup: 9/10 Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Trailhead Shorts: Energy Miles, Adventures, and Ride Across America

first_imgEnergy Mile TestingPhoto: Randall Holcombe Energy MilesHiking a mile uphill is as difficult as hiking 1.6 miles on flat ground, according to a new study performed by Western Carolina University.Must Do AdventuresWatch the Shredders The East Coast Surfing Championship in Virginia Beach is the longest-running surf contest in the country. Last year, they were treated with head-high surf thanks to Hurricane Danielle. August 24-28. surfecsc.com  Moonlight Hike August 13 is the full moon. Find a lonely peak and try a night hike sans headlamp, or head to Tallulah Gorge State Park and take a guided night hike deep into the gorge and across the 250-foot long suspension bridge that joins the 1,000-foot rock chasm. Forage for Fruit August is the end of blackberry season at high elevations. Check out the West Virginia Blackberry Festival in Clarksburg on August 4-6 for a blackberry baking contest. August 6 is also the annual Blackberry Harvest Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery in Virginia.Ride Across America, By the Numbers30: Number of years bikers have officially been racing across the United States. 3,000: Miles solo bikers and team relays pedal during RAAM, which is 30 percent longer than the Tour de France. 170,000: Distance the bikers climb as they travel across 12 states. 12: Days allotted to solo bikers to finish. 8 days, 8 hours, 6 minutes: Time it took Christopher Strasser, the solo category winner, to reach the finish line last year.Unbreakable DeterminationSleep deprivation, dehydration, and a fractured pelvis—three challenges that Katie Spotz faced during the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile, around-the-clock bike race from Oceanside, Ca. to Annapolis, Md. Spotz fractured her pelvis during a training ride days before the race. Instead of scrapping plans for the ride, Spotz switched vehicles from her road bike to a handcycle and completed the ride with teammate Sam Williams.last_img read more

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Day looks to continue rebounding prowess as Syracuse takes on North Carolina Central

first_img Published on December 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Rebounding is Briana Day’s favorite part of playing basketball. More than scoring in the post. More than defending in the paint.But last year, the 6-foot-4 center played like the lanky, undersized inside presence that she was. She averaged just one rebound per nearly three minutes of game action. She was called for over the back fouls and let opponents box her out.“I’m not that big. I’m pretty skinny,” Day said. “… I might be undersized, but you’re not going to get the rebound over me. That’s your mindset, your mentality. You have to be a dog out there on the boards.”This season, that mindset has manifested itself in a prolific start for the sophomore. In 22.6 minutes per game, she’s averaging 11.4 rebounds to go along with 11.7 points. She’s improved her positioning and is going after everything — on every shot, she says — on the glass. She’s getting rebounds over players with more height and muscle.Against No. 1 South Carolina on Nov. 28, with a team that mixes in four players 6 feet, 4 inches or taller, Day almost single-handedly kept the Orange in the game with 17 rebounds to prevent the Gamecocks from dominating the boards. She’ll look to do the same to Sunday’s opponent, and will probably have an easier time of it when the No. 20 Orange (6-1) plays North Carolina Central (2-7) at noon in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This year I feel like she’s more aggressive as she goes in to get the rebounds,” forward Brianna Butler said. “Last year she might have waited for the ball to come to her, this year she’s going at it and going to get it herself.”SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said rebounding isn’t necessarily a skill, and it’s not something that you can perfect in practice. Of course, there are the basics that Day sticks to. She catches it, keeps it high, and brings the ball to her chin. But Hillsman insists that the skill in rebounding is just attacking the glass.After Day hauled down 13 rebounds against Penn State on Dec. 4, Nittany Lions head coach Coquese Washington praised Day as a quick jumper with great anticipation skills. In the 61-39 SU win, Day all but stole several weak-side rebounds out of the hands of 6-foot-6 center Candice Agee.“She finds a way to get to the rim,” Hillsman said. “She can rebound in traffic and she goes every time. And that’s the most important thing. You only get the ones that you go after, and she’s very resilient in going after the ball.”What Day lacks in size she makes up for in precision. She says because she’s skinnier, she’s more mobile, and can maneuver around opponents to establish her base. Once she does that, she likes to stay low before she tries to corral a missed shot.Day says that she’s imparting her will on the other team when she grabs a rebound. She gets help from the power forwards in boxing out opponents, but after the game, it’s Day’s name on the fully packed stat sheet.For a Syracuse team that is shooting just 39.6 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from 3, it’s her success on the glass that’s helped the Orange dominate possession, and take nearly eight more shots per game than its opponents.“It helps us get free points, get easy baskets, get second-chance points,” Day said. “Not let the other team get second-chance points also. It helps us on offense and defense.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Neymar’s father in tax probe

first_imgThe father of Brazilian striker Neymar has been ordered to appear in a Spanish court as part of a probe into possible tax crimes over Barcelona’s signing of the superstar.Neymar da Silva Santos Senior has also been ordered to hand over documents relating to his son’s €86 million signing with Barcelona last year.The court is looking into allegations Spanish tax authorities lost some $11.8 million related to Neymar’s deal with the Spanish club.More to Follow……………….last_img

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