Friday, December 01, 2006

Empty Promises

Hong Kong's Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee was quoted on local television a few days ago as saying that the Hong Kong government would do all it could within the one country two systems framework to assist the family of jailed journalist Ching Cheong. Which means they will do nothing.

Of course there are limits to what Hong Kong can do to influence the Beijing authorities, but as a minimum, the Hong Kong government could at least tell the Chinese government that no one in Hong Kong, even among the "pro-China" crowd, believes for a moment that Ching is guilty.

1 comment:

HKMGB said...

He's guilty of being an embarassment. Easier to jail him, block your ears and sing "LA LA LA" than it is to release him and lose face.

It's a tragedy and sadly only one of many.