Ukrainian Bride Documentary / 15.12.2019

Department of Foreign Affairs rejects demand from permanent Australian

Yuan Xiaoliang and her spouse Yang Hengjun

ABC Information: Georgina Piper

Australia rejected an ask for consular assistance as Chinese police circled in on an Australian permanent resident attempting to go out of the united states.


  • Yuan Xiaoliang, the spouse of an writer that is australian held in Asia, desired assistance from DFAT, based on her attorney
  • Permanent residents are merely supplied support that is consular special circumstances
  • Her attorney contends her being detained and interrogated "comprises a crisis"

Yuan Xiaoliang, the spouse of a Australian journalist whom is detained in Beijing, attemptedto travel away from China simply times ago but had been stopped by edge safety officials.

Her Australian-based attorney Rob Stary stated that they had expected Australia for different kinds of assistance amid issues on her behalf welfare, "to help Mrs Yuan in departing from Asia — that will be offer her advice — to escort her if necessary to the airport, and next, to offer her refuge when you look at the Australian embassy," Mr Stary told AM.