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Australian journalist detained in China

Category: World

Date: 2020-08-31T17:55:24+0000
Australian journalist detained in China

Shafaq news/ Chinese authorities have detained an Australian citizen who worked as a high-profile television anchor in China, Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne said in a statement on Monday (Aug 31). 

Australian citizen and journalist Cheng Lei, who worked for Chinese state television's international channel, CGTN, in Beijing, had been detained for two weeks, the statement said.

It said the Australian government received formal notification of her detention from Chinese authorities on Aug 14.

A statement issued by Cheng's family in Australia said it hoped for "a satisfactory and timely conclusion" and was in close consultation with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australian officials spoke to Cheng at a detention facility via video link on Aug 27, Payne said, adding consular officials would continue to provide support to her and her family.

Tensions between Beijing and Canberra have been running high since the Australian government called for an international inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus. Beijing has since imposed trade tariffs and anti-dumping probes on multiple Australian products.


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