Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat. Photo: Reuters

Yang Hengjun: Australian writer charged with espionage in China could face death penalty

  • Yang – a Chinese native who is now an Australian citizen – was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou in January after a flight from New York
  • After Australia issued a statement confirming his arrest and condemning his treatment, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman told it to back off
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat. Photo: Reuters
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