Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute speaks on the extradition of Julian Assange at the National Press Club

A prominent Australian critic of Julian Assange has issued a new warning about the detained WikiLeaks founder. A leading foreign policy analyst and prominent critic of Julian Assange has said the detained WikiLeaks founder should not be the Australian government’s “only priority”. The Lowy Institute’s executive director, Michael Fullilove, has urged the Albanian government to … Read more

China offers money to report ‘national security’ threats

BEIJING: China will offer citizens up to $15,000 in cash for reporting “national security” threats, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest move to stoke fears of external enemies. Citizens offering information leading to the discovery of “acts endangering national security” could be rewarded up to 100,000 yuan, depending on their role in preventing or solving … Read more

Cheng Lei’s partner Nick Coyle breaks his silence on his detention in China

The girlfriend of an Australian journalist detained in China says authorities have cut off her access to consular officials and restricted her food supply in prison. Key points: Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been detained in China since August 2022 Her partner Nick Coyle describes the moment he realized she was missing He worries about … Read more

10-year-old child on trial in China over spying allegations

beijing [China]April 27 (ANI): Citing allegations of leaking “state secrets”, China detains people as young as 10, conducts trials behind closed doors and violates the fundamental principle of fair trial. It is worrying that the term “state secret” used by China is broad and very vague. Chinese law does not provide any definition of the … Read more

Australian journalist Cheng Lei to be tried in Beijing on state secrets charges next week

An Australian television journalist detained in China for more than 19 months will be put on trial, likely in a closed court, on state secrets charges that could see her face anything from a short sentence to life behind bars. Key points: Two people close to the case have confirmed to the ABC that Ms … Read more