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'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time

Le Sep 21, 2020
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After my departure from Beijing I was reluctant to report what had happened because I did not want to put ABC staff at risk. But all that changed with the expulsion of Bill Birtles and Mike Smith, writes former Beijing bureau chief Matthew Carney.

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'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time

'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time

After my departure from Beijing I was reluctant to report what had happened because I did not want to put ABC staff at risk. But all that changed with the expulsion of Bill Birtles and Mike ...

Australian correspondents Bill Birtles and Mike Smith pulled out of China after five-day diplomatic standoff over national security case

Australian correspondents Bill Birtles and Mike Smith pulled out of China after five-day diplomatic standoff over national security case

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