Australia under pressure to confront China over detained activists and foreigners

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Law Council urges Marise Payne to speak up over China’s alleged transgressions

Australia is coming under increasing pressure to address China’s detention of activists and foreign citizens, as it attempts to balance diplomatic and trade ties with the secretive state.

The incoming president of the Law Council of Australia has written to Marise Payne as one of his first acts, asking the foreign affairs minister to make “immediate diplomatic represenations to China regarding human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang” following his imprisonment in July 2015.

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