Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters
Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters
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China delays Australian writer Yang Hengjun’s espionage trial by three months: friend

  • Yang, a naturalised Australian citizen known for advocating greater democracy in China, was detained in Guangzhou in January 2019
  • His case is one of a number of disputes straining relations between Beijing and Canberra, including clashes over Covid-19, trade, and alleged interference

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Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters
Yang Hengjun, a prominent author and academic who is now an Australian citizen, will now go on trial on espionage charges in April 2021. Photo: Reuters
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