Australian writer arrested in China on suspicion of espionage


SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian writer Yang Hengjun has been formally arrested in China on suspicion of espionage, the Australian government said on Tuesday.

Yang, who was born in China, was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou in January amid growing tension between Australia and its largest trading partner.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement on Tuesday that Yang has been held in Beijing in “harsh conditions”.

Reporting by Jonathan Barrett in SYDNEY; editing by Richard Pullin

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