Post by rinpoche
He is only a foreign correspondent. Something like a part-timer. SPH
doesn't expect him to survive on that "salary". You obviously don't
know the nature of his "employment". What about teachers providing
private tuition? What about doctors locuming in private clinics,
government specialists recently allowed to moonlight in private
clinics. Gosh, are you only familiar with maids?
No, just wondering......it's stated that he "worked" for ST, and
ST as his employer is pleading with the Chinese authorities to
show leniency.....perhaps only as a face-saving gesture towards
its employee that it cares.
As an accredited reporter working for ST, and since ST & Spore
are considered as "friendly" by the PRC, he may have access to
high ranking PRC policy makers, who would be more willing to talk
openly to him on various issues.
Obviously, in this case he must have stepped on somebody's toes
by passing info, making reports to Taiwan, when he knew exactly
such would be analysed by Taiwan's security apparatus and passed
onto the relevant Taiwanese officials for further
actions......and if he received "payments" for providing this
service, then he should be considered as a "double agent".....not
a freelance journalist.
To the Chinese, this act may also be considered as a "treason",
since his actions may jeopardise and create possible obstacles in
the future formulation of policy by the CCP hierachy to resolve
the Taiwan issue......it's akin to passing information to an
There had been many cases in the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany,
the bastions of Western democracy and freedom of the Press, where
journalists have got into troubles with their governments and the
laws for passing or publishing documents/info considered as
"state secrets"... obtained in "strict confidence" or
"priviledged"....so it follows that China's action is not a