Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s envoy to Australia dismisses mass detention of Uygurs in Xinjiang as ‘fake news’

  • Cheng Jingye also defends his government against accusations of espionage and political meddling in Australia
  • He rejects claims Chinese-Australian author Yang Hengjun, detained for past 11 months, was denied a lawyer and interrogated while shackled

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Cheng Jingye addresses media during the press conference at his residence in Canberra on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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