A Chinese appeals court has said jailed journalist Gao Yu will be allowed to serve her sentence outside prison. The court, which had earlier reduced her jail term, said the 71-year-old was being freed on medical grounds.
An appeal court in Beijing has sentenced DW correspondent Gao Yu to five years in prison for betraying state secrets. Her lawyer, Mo Shaoping, talks to DW about the verdict and Gao Yu's future course of action.
A Beijing court reduced jailed veteran journalist Gao Yu's prison sentence from seven to five years. Deutsche Welle and international civic groups have long called for the release of the ailing 71-year-old.
This week, relations between China and Eastern Europe are entering a new phase. Western Europe should take an interest in the newest meeting between the 16+1 countries because it concerns them, says Frank Sieren.