Please Explain podcast: Journalist’s arrest further erodes China-Australia links

News broke on Monday night that Australian-Chinese journalist Cheng Lei had been arrested in Beijing and could be held for up to six months without charge.

Also this week, Chinese authorities suspended imports from one of our largest grain producers and launched an investigation into drought subsidies for Australian winemakers.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has called for a broad coalition of countries to be formed to call out the Chinese Communist Party’s increased use of coercive diplomacy.

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire joins China correspondent Eryk Bagshaw to discuss the state of the Sino-Australian relationship.

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