Australia’s last two accredited journalists in mainland China evacuated as diplomatic ties worsen

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Australia’s last two accredited journalists in mainland China evacuated as diplomatic ties worsen

Australia

‘We know the game China is playing’: Australian journalists who fled after diplomatic stand-off speak out

  • Michael Smith and Bill Birtles’ abrupt departure earlier this month marked the end of Australia’s media presence in China after nearly five decades
  • At an online event hosted by a Sydney think tank they talked trade disputes, diplomacy and the ‘most extreme ideological period’ since Chairman Mao

Australia’s last two accredited journalists in mainland China evacuated as diplomatic ties worsen

03:39

Australia’s last two accredited journalists in mainland China evacuated as diplomatic ties worsen

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