China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP
China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP

China says Australian journalist Cheng Lei detained on national security grounds

  • CGTN anchor is being held on suspicion of ‘criminal activity endangering China’s national security’, according to foreign ministry
  • It also defended its treatment of two Australian correspondents who were evacuated from China after being questioned by state security

Topic |   China-Australia relations
China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP
China’s foreign ministry said authorities had taken “compulsory measures” against Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei. Photo: AFP
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