‘Appalling’ death sentence for dissident rocks relations with Beijing

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“I do not step back from what I said...which is the Australian government is appalled by this decision.” The decision is a diplomatic blow to the Albanese government given it has made Dr Yang’s plight the subject of all talks between minsters and at a leadership level when Mr Albanese undertook an historic visit to China last year. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the Australian government “is appalled at the outcome”. Alex Ellinghausen ‘Extreme end of worst expectations’ Dr Yang, who previously worked for China’s Ministry of State Security, was detained at Guangzhou Airport in January 2019 after arriving from...