Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2019/01/24

Q: The Australian side says that China failed to fulfill its obligation under the China-Australia consular agreement because China did not conduct consular notification to the Australian side about the detention of Yang Jun in a timely manner. What is your comment?

A: After checking with the relevant department, Yang Jun, an Australian national, has been taken compulsory measures and is being investigated by Beijing State Security Bureau in accordance with the law on suspicion of engaging in criminal activities that endanger China's national security. This case is still under investigation. All the legal rights of Yang Jun have been fully guaranteed. After taking compulsory measures against Yang Jun, the Chinese side has made official notification to the Australian Embassy in China.

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