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China Gives Suspended Death Sentence to Chinese Australian Democracy Blogger

China Gives Suspended Death Sentence to Chinese Australian Democracy Blogger

By Ken Moritsugu and Keiran Smith
Yang Hengjun has been in detention for over five years, despite frequent complaints from the Australian government. Now he's been found guilty of espionage.

During China Visit, Australia’s PM Calls for ‘Free and Unimpeded Trade’ to Resume

During China Visit, Australia’s PM Calls for ‘Free and Unimpeded Trade’ to Resume

By Associated Press
The countries agreed to resume an annual leaders meeting, which had been halted by a sharp deterioration in relations during which China slapped tariffs and other restrictions on imports from Australia.
Cheng Lei, Journalist Detained for 3 Years in China, Returns to Australia

Cheng Lei, Journalist Detained for 3 Years in China, Returns to Australia

By Rod McGuirk
Her return comes ahead of Albanese’s planned visit to Beijing this year. Fellow Australian Yang Hengjun remains in detention in China.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Heads to China in Latest Sign of a Thaw

Australia’s Foreign Minister Heads to China in Latest Sign of a Thaw

By Associated Press
Minister Penny Wong's trip is raising hopes for progress on issues ranging from trade restrictions to detained Australians.

Chinese-born Australian CCTV Journalist Detained in China 

Chinese-born Australian CCTV Journalist Detained in China 

By Associated Press
Australian officials say Cheng Lei has been detained by Chinese authorities, but the reason has not been made clear.

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Chinese Persecution of Critics Hasn’t Stopped – It Has Worsened

By James Tager
While the world struggles with the coronavirus, China makes moves to extend its persecution well outside its borders.

China Advances Case Against Australian Academic Yang Hengjun

China Advances Case Against Australian Academic Yang Hengjun

By Grant Wyeth
Beijing accuses Yang of espionage; Australia says he wasn’t a spy.
China’s ’Hostage Diplomacy’ Cannot Be Allowed to Stand

China’s ’Hostage Diplomacy’ Cannot Be Allowed to Stand

By Ankit Panda
Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor, and Yang Hengjun must be freed.

Why Did China Charge an Australian Blogger With Espionage?

Why Did China Charge an Australian Blogger With Espionage?

By Grant Wyeth
The arrest of Yang will be a test of Canberra's resolve in pushing back against Beijing's use of arbitrary detention.

Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi

Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi

By Charlotte Gao
Yang Hengjun has been detained for three-plus months without access to lawyers or family.

China Detains Australian Writer on National Security Charge

China Detains Australian Writer on National Security Charge

By Christopher Bodeen and Rod McGuirk
The detained Yang Hengjun is a novelist and a prolific online commentator, who often addressed sensitive political issues.
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