Chinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty ImagesChinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty Images

Chinese-born Australian CGTN journalist Cheng Lei detained in Beijing

  • Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australia was informed on August 14 that the anchor for CCTV’s English-language channel was in detention in China
  • She is the second prominent Chinese-Australian to be held in recent times, amid tense relations between Canberra and Beijing

Topic |   Australia
Chinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty ImagesChinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese-born Australian journalist Cheng Lei. Australia on Monday said it had been informed by Chinese authorities on August 14 of her detention. Photo: Getty Images
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