China accuses foreign correspondents of meddling in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Sep 24, 2020

China accuses foreign correspondents of meddling in Hong Kong

Beijing warned Hong Kong’s foreign correspondents to stop interfering in the city’s affairs under the guise of press freedom, piling further pressure on media organizations in the financial hub. "We urge FCC Hong Kong to observe national and local laws and regulations, stop provoking trouble ...

Reporter says China threatened to detain his Aussie daughter

Asia Pacific Sep 21, 2020

Reporter says China threatened to detain his Aussie daughter

A former Australian correspondent in Beijing said Monday that he and his 14-year-old daughter were threatened with detention before they left China two years ago. Matthew Carney said he had not revealed the 2018 incident until now because he had wanted to avoid "negative consequences" ...

Australia raided homes of Chinese reporters in June, reports say

Asia Pacific Sep 9, 2020

Australia raided homes of Chinese reporters in June, reports say

The Australian government questioned at least one Chinese journalist in Australia in late June, according to reports in Chinese and Australian media, amid heightened tensions between the trading partners. At least one Chinese journalist in Australia was questioned by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization on ...

Fearing arrest, Australian journalists flee China

Asia Pacific Sep 8, 2020

Fearing arrest, Australian journalists flee China

Two high-profile Australian journalists fled China overnight, fearing they faced arrest as political "pawns" and the latest victims of Beijing's targeted repression of foreign media. Their exit came following days of secret diplomatic wrangling between Beijing and Canberra, whose relationship is already at the lowest ...