Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Yang Jun Case I
2019/08/29

Q: After China formally arrested Yang Jun on espionage charges a few days ago, Australian Foreign Minister Payne issued a statement. We know you stated China's position yesterday. The Australian media are following this with keen interest and there are many reports and speculations. Do you have any further comments?

A: I already stated China's position yesterday. The case is still being handled. The national security organ handles the case according to law and fully guarantees Yang's rights. The remarks by some in Australia are baseless and irresponsible.

I would like to reiterate that China is a country with rule of law. We urge the Australian side to respect China's judicial sovereignty, stop hyping up the issue and pressuring China and stop interfering in any way in China's lawful handling of the case.

(Source: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on August 28, 2019)

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