Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout
Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout
Tony Walker
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Walker

Karm Gilespie’s case cannot be separated completely from strained Sino-Australian relations

  • The case highlights rise of ‘hostage diplomacy’, when one country detains a foreign citizen as retaliation for actions that might have displeased it
  • Unfortunately for those like Gilespie who are arguably caught up in a wider political game, there is little sign of tensions easing

Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout
Convicted drug smuggler Karm Gilespie, a former TV actor and finance expert, has been sentenced to death in China. Photo: Handout
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