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This morning, Australian reporters; Bill Birtles and Michael Smith, made their escape from China.

After facing scrutiny from the Chinese authorities, the journalist’s held themselves up in the Australian embassy, before catching a flight home last night.

What does this episode mean for journalism and a foreign media scene in China? Will Australia’s journalist’s return? This event has only further escalated the tensions between the two countries.

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Tuesday, September 8 2020
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Featured in storyBill Birtles: ABC's China Correspondent Marcus Strom: President of Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)Peter Greste: UNESCO Chair in Journalism and CommuncationsDepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeJames Laurenceson: Australian-China Relations Institute
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