China wine tariffs still expected to lift despite Yang death sentence


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The harshness of Dr Yang’s death sentence, which will be suspended for two years and with good behaviour can be converted to life in prison, shocked the government as well as his family and supporters. Dr Yang had worked for China’s Ministry of State Security but subsequently became a pro-democracy activist and blogger on Chinese politics, marking him out as a target for Beijing’s retribution. The sentence comes despite the stabilisation of ties between Canberra and Beijing following Mr Albanese’s election, which has seen many of the trade sanctions against Australian exports reduced. China is conducting a review into one...