China finally arrests detained Australian Yang Hengjun for alleged spying
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson has confirmed Yang's formal arrest on suspicion of espionage — and has told Australia to back off
Canberra — A China-born Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage, the Australian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday, amid growing diplomatic tension between Canberra and Beijing.
Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist and blogger, was detained in the southern city of Guangzhou while waiting for a transfer to Shanghai, after flying in from New York. He was later moved to the capital Beijing...