Australian writer held for seven months in China faces espionage charge
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.
Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that there was no basis for the allegations of spying that China has charged Australian writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun with. Yang was detained in China since January and was formally arrested on Friday, according to officials. Jayson...
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