Interview: 'I Got a Midnight Visit From The State Security Police'
By the time I left, I was pretty disappointed by it ... I would love to have stayed in Beijing and continued my work. But I didn't really think I was in any kind of danger at the start of this, when the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called my employer and warned them about a threat to my safety. They told me I should leave China and go home immediately, but I didn't believe it at the time. I didn't think there had been any change to my personal safety. They didn't give any specifics, nor any reason for saying I should leave. I thought I was safe, and I didn't want to leave.