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Australian journalist Chen Lei faces spy charges in closed-door Beijing trial

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  • Australian journalist Cheng Lei, an anchor for Chinese state-run outlet CGTN for nearly a decade, faced allegations of “supplying state secrets” at a closed-door trial in Beijing court on Thursday.
  • Lei was originally detained in 2020 before she was formally arrested in February last year over state secrets charges.
  • International journalists and diplomats were not permitted to enter the courtroom.
  • “This is deeply concerning, unsatisfactory and regrettable,” said Graham Fletcher, Australia’s ambassador in Beijing. “We can have no confidence in the validity of a process which is conducted in secret.”
  • The court deferred its verdict when the trial ended in less than a day.

An Australian journalist accused by the Chinese government of “supplying state secrets” faced a closed-door trial in Beijing court on Thursday. 

Cheng Lei, a television anchor for the Chinese state-run outlet CGTN for nearly a decade, was tried in court after being detained for over 19 months. 

An Interview with ‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan, a Hero in His Own Right

James Wan is nothing less than a trailblazer. His works, though often accessible big-budget films like “Insidious” and “Furious 7,” all stand out as decidedly new ventures. Take “Saw,” a series he started in 2003 that has since expanded into one of the most successful horror franchises of all time, eclipsing over $1 billion in box office earnings. At its inception, “Saw” was just an indie short film that grew into more thanks to Wan’s tenacity.

“At the end of the day,” he tells me, “I do know I inspired filmmakers in the horror genre to get out there and take the bull by the horns, so to speak.”

Pro-Trump TV Host Fired for Calling Chinese People ‘slanty-eyed yellow skinned’ During Broadcast


Ross Cameron, an Australian TV presenter and avowed supporter of United States President Donald Trump, has officially had his contract from Sky News terminated following his racist comment targeting Chinese people by describing them as “slanty-eyed” and “yellow skin.”

Part of me doesn’t want to give this any attention, but this is nasty even by the low standards of Sky News and Outsiders. Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean: don’t complain if you’re called racist and bigoted. That describes your program accurately

90% of Chinese-Speaking Teenagers Experience Racism in Australia, Study Reveals

A growing number of Chinese-Australian teenagers are facing discrimination and racism in Australia, a new study has revealed.

According to a survey conducted by Mission Australia, almost a third of the interviewed 22,000 Chinese-Australians, aged 15 to 19, claimed to have been treated unfairly because of their race. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Catherine Yeomans, CEO of Mission Australia, highlighted how worryingly high such discrimination is right now for Chinese-Australians overall.