Australian journalist detained in China

SYDNEY, August 31

Chinese authorities have detained an Australian citizen who labored as a high-profile tv anchor in China, Australia’s overseas minister Marise Payne stated in an announcement on Monday.

Tensions between Beijing and Canberra have been working excessive because the Australian Government referred to as for a global inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus. Beijing has since imposed commerce tariffs and anti-dumping probes on a number of Australian merchandise. China’s overseas ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Australian citizen and journalist Cheng Lei, who labored for Chinese state tv’s worldwide channel, CGTN, in Beijing, had been detained for 2 weeks, the assertion stated. It stated the Australian authorities obtained formal notification of her detention from Chinese authorities on August 14. — Reuters

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