Australians were shocked by Yang sentence, Wong tells Wang


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During the 90-minute meeting with Mr Wang, Senator Wong reinforced objections to the severity of the treatment of Australian citizen and detained writer Dr Yang. “I made clear to him the Australian government will continue to advocate on Dr Yang’s behalf,” she said. “I told the foreign minister Australians were shocked at the sentence imposed.” Senator Wong also raised concerns over “unsafe conduct at sea” and the risk of conflict in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea, urging China to abide by international law. She also raised Australia’s concerns about human rights, including in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong....