Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from September, 2016
"I believe that this is not only a problem related to poverty, but also a significant social problem."
Some critics believe the shocking move from Sing Pao Daily, which is otherwise known to be pro-Beijing, shows fissures within Hong Kong's pro-Beijing camp.
Residents believe Lin Zuluan was forced into confessing that he took a bribe because he had planned to protest land seizures taking place without the village's consent.
Mainland China is doing its best to rig Hong Kong democracy, but risks a popular backlash in the process.
NGOs are condemning the persecution of Chu and urging the police to put an end to political violence that threatens the rule of law and freedom of speech.
Despite a massive push by the pro-China establishment to influence the vote, Hong Kong's opposition won three more seats than in 2012.