AI: Human Rights in China
China has emerged as a powerful force on the world stage. It is now the fourth largest economy in the world, Australia's biggest trading partner and plays a lead role in global politics and economics. But despite the political and economic triumphs, human rights are still not part of China in 2007.
In April 2005 Ching Cheong, Hong Kong based Chief China correspondent of the Straits Times was accused of spying for Taiwan and sentenced to 5years in prison. Last night, with no warning - Ching Cheong was released.
A Channel 4 report shows Zeng Jinyan and her 8 week old daughter through the window of their Beijing apartment. Jinyan's husband Hu Jia was taken from the couple's home on 27 December 2007. He is still being held incommunicado and based on Chinese Government claims that he was "inciting subversion of state power".