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Australian writer held for seven months in China faces espionage charge

Reuters Tuesday, 27 August 2019
A Chinese-born Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage, the Australian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday, amid growing diplomatic tension between Canberra and Beijing.
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