Author Yang Hengjun. Photo: Reuters

Australia ‘deeply disappointed’ over China’s detention of author Yang Hengjun

  • ‘If he is being detained for his political views, then he should be released,’ foreign minister Payne said
  • She said Canberra had raised the dissident’s case repeatedly with Beijing at senior levels
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Author Yang Hengjun. Photo: Reuters
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Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat, pictured in Tibet in 2014. Photo: Reuters

Yang Hengjun: China has charged dissident Australian dual national detained since January, lawyer says

  • The visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York has been a vocal critic of Beijing’s suppression of democracy, according to a friend
  • He was detained by state security agents in China after arriving on a flight from the United States with his family six month ago
Topic |   Australia

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Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat, pictured in Tibet in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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