Good News on Human Rights
I note that the Chinese human rights campaigner, Hu Jia, has been released although still seemingly under restrictions. Three years ago, the present writer was covering a trip to China by then-Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. Our governments have not been exactly to the fore in campaigning for human rights in China but even Ireland could not ignore the Hu Jia case. In order to get the following piece done, I had to pass up a rare opportunity to visit the Great Wall. But … no regrets!