onsdag 9. september 2020

Chinese state media accuse Australia of raiding journalists' homes

Australian agents raided the homes of Chinese journalists in June, China's state media says, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the nations. The reports come a day after the last two journalists working in China for Australian media flew home after a tense diplomatic stand-off.

On Wednesday, two state mouthpieces said the Chinese reporters had been asked not to report the June incident. Australian police and intelligence agencies said they would not comment. The "raids" took place on an unspecified number of Chinese journalists' homes by Australian intelligence officers on 26 June, reported China's state news agency Xinhua. The reporters were told to “be silent” about the incident, Xinhua said, without citing sources.