Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters
Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters

Detained Australian journalist’s case shines fresh spotlight on China’s ‘hostage diplomacy’

  • Australian citizen Cheng Lei’s detention is the latest incident where the Chinese authorities have been accused of targeting foreign citizens
  • Beijing does not allow dual citizenship and some observers say Chinese-born people may not have their new nationality recognised

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters
Australian citizen Cheng Lei, a state media employee, was the latest foreign national to be detained in China. Photo: Reuters
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