Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout
Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout

Australian journalist Cheng Lei formally arrested in China for ‘supplying state secrets’

  • Cheng, an anchor for Chinese state television, has written a number of Facebook posts critical of President Xi Jinping and Beijing’s approach to the coronavirus outbreak
  • She became the second high-profile Australian citizen to be held in Beijing after writer Yang Hengjun was arrested in January 2019 on suspicion of espionage

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout
Cheng Lei’s detention sent shock waves through China’s foreign journalist community. Photo: Handout
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