Seven months after being detained by Chinese authorities shortly after landing in Guangzhou, Yang Hengjun was last week formally arrested on espionage charges. At CNN, Angus Watson and Steven Jiang report: His charges were announced by the Australian government. Yang’s Melbourne-based...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 30, 2019
Yang Hengjun, a former employee at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who became an Australian citizen in the early 2000s and began a career writing English spy novels, was detained in January shortly after landing in Guangzhou...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 12, 2015
Once an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yang Hengjun is a commentator and novelist...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 21, 2011
As former dictator’s corpse lay gawked-at in a commercial meat refrigerator in Misrata, The Associated Press reported on Moammar Gadhafi’s seamless reassessment by the Chinese media: … [State] media outlets...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 14, 2011
When Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun mysteriously disappeared last month on a visit to Guangzhou, speculation was rife that he had been detained by security forces. Three days later, after he reappeared, he offered little...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 30, 2011
“Friends, this afternoon I was finally able to contact Dr Yang. He is recovering: this has all been a misundertanding, and he will able to get online in the coming two days. He asked me to wish everyone well, and express...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 28, 2011
Influential Australia-based blogger Yang Hengjun has not been heard from since soon after he arrived in Guangzhou, the Sydney Morning Herald reports: Yang Hengjun, who retired from the Chinese Foreign Ministry to become a...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 30, 2010
Blogger Yang Hengjun writes a biting critique of the book China’s Megatrends, written by John and Doris Naisbitt, in a new blog post, translated by China Media Project: This book is not even worth refuting. Please do not...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 16, 2010
China Media Project summarizes a recent talk in Hong Kong by blogger Yang Hengjun: Mr. Yang, whose outspoken writing on public affairs has earned him the title “democracy huckster” among Chinese Web users, said in a public talk...
by Paulina Hartono | Oct 23, 2009
Roland Soong of ESWN translates a blog post by Guangzhou-based blogger and online novelist Yang Hengjun on the importance of having a critical eye towards the media and China: With the Internet, the Chinese people have a...
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