Yang Hengjun held in China under 'residential surveillance', say Australian officials

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Australia’s foreign minister calls on China to act ‘fairly and transparently’ over detention of popular blogger and writer

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who disappeared at the weekend in China, is being held under “residential surveillance”, according to Australia’s defence minister Christopher Pyne.

Residential surveillance is a form of secret detention often used against Chinese activists that could mean months without access to a lawyer or contact with family. Pyne, speaking in Beijing on Thursday, confirmed Yang was being held by Chinese authorities.

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