Alyssa Petersen’s family said she was “doing OK” after being detained in Jiangsu province. Photo: Handout

China denies detention of two American teachers has ‘concrete link’ to tensions with US

  • Beijing confirms Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan were held on suspicion of illegally moving people across borders
  • Pair were owner and director of China Horizons programme, which has been sending teachers to the country for 17 years
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Alyssa Petersen’s family said she was “doing OK” after being detained in Jiangsu province. Photo: Handout
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Analysts say the new requirement for Chinese officials is not likely to change Beijing’s treatment of foreign diplomats in China. Photo: Reuters

Beijing says US policy change for Chinese diplomats violates international law

  • China protests over move that requires State Department to be notified of meetings with officials and visits to educational and research institutions
  • Embassy in Washington claims decision breaches the Vienna Convention
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Analysts say the new requirement for Chinese officials is not likely to change Beijing’s treatment of foreign diplomats in China. Photo: Reuters
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