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Cheng Lei – Australian journalist on trial

Ein Bild aus besseren Zeiten: Cheng Lei in ihrer aktiven Phase als Wirtschaftsmoderatorin bei CCTV
A picture from better times: Cheng Lei in her active phase as a business presenter on CCTV.

It took the Beijing court three hours on Thursday to discuss the case of Cheng Lei with the defendant in person. Three hours were enough for the Chinese judiciary to make a final assessment of the serious charge of leaking government secrets. This tiny short period contrasts with the long uncertainty in which the mother of two had previously been held. After all, the Chinese court had taken a long time before putting her on trial on Thursday.

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