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Beijing accuses Australia of raiding Chinese journalists' homes

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 9, 2020
China has alleged Australian authorities interrogated and raided the homes of Chinese state media workers in Australia in June.
Zhao Lijian
China   Zhao Lijian
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Australian security intelligence agents raided the homes of four Chinese journalists working for Xinhua News Agency and China Media Group.

Topics: Beijing Australia Chinese

The agents seized the journalists' work computers, mobile phones and children's tablets and electronic toys, the spokesman alleged.

Zhao said Australian officials cited a possible violation of the country's foreign interference laws for their raids in June, but did not provide a "reasonable explanation" for the searches.