A young protester helps his girlfriend during a rally outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Australia’s top diplomat offers support to Hong Kong protesters, wants ‘rights and freedoms upheld’

  • Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s comments risk further straining relations with Beijing, after the arrest of Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun on suspicion of espionage
  • Hong Kong is home to about 100,000 Australian expats and Australia’s biggest commercial presence in Asia, with some 600 businesses
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A young protester helps his girlfriend during a rally outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.