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Australia must continue to press for humane treatment of journalist Cheng Lei after her arrest in China

Australia-China relations, which have been spiralling downward for some time, continue to sink. The latest blow comes in the form of the formal arrest of Australian journalist and former business anchor for Chinese state media outlet China Global Television Network (CGTN), Cheng Lei. Cheng was first detained by Chinese state authorities on August 13 last year. Chinese officials have offered scant explanation for her arrest, with the Australian government simply stating it had been advised Cheng had been arrested “on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas”. Foreign Minister Marise Payne told ABC radio that Australia was currently “not...
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China Arrests Australian Journalist Cheng Lei on Secrets Charges

Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been formally arrested in China on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas. She has been in detention without charge since August last year. The Australian foreign minister Marise Payne said on Monday that she had been informed by the Chinese government that Cheng was...
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Australian government denies meddling in Cheng Lei case after Chinese criticism

The Australian government has rejected China’s claims of meddling after Canberra called for the detained Australian journalist Cheng Lei to be treated humanely, while the head of the security committee has labelled the accusation as “absurd”. Chinese authorities have confirmed that Cheng – an anchor for the Chinese state-owned English-language...
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China formally arrests Australian TV anchor Cheng Lei on spying allegations

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China is expected to charge the Australian journalist Cheng Lei with supplying state secrets overseas, signaling a continued hard line from Beijing against U.S. allies, as well as reporters working in the country. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne disclosed Monday that Cheng, a former business-news anchor on...