Chinese journalist Kong Linlin to appeal UK court decision

A spokesperson for China Media Group (CMG) has responded to a UK court's judgement against its journalist Kong Linlin on Friday.

"We feel sorry about the British court's decision in Kong Linlin's case," the spokesperson said.

"CMG respects the laws of the UK, but we hope that the UK courts could fairly judge the case based on the facts without other people's interference, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of journalists," the spokesperson added.

Kong Linlin will appeal the decision, according to the spokesperson.