Yang Hengjun disappeared after arriving in Guangzhou in January 2019 and has not been allowed to see his family.

Australian Yang Hengjun, author and former Chinese diplomat, is facing trial In Beijing over spying charges according to friends [Reuters]

Australian writer Yang Hengjun is to face trial in Beijing on an espionage charge, having been detained in China with no access to his family since January 2019, friends said on Saturday.

The 55-year-old former Chinese diplomat went missing after flying into the southern city of Guangzhou from New York. He has been held in a Beijing detention facility with no access to lawyers or his family even though his wife remains in China.

Yang’s Beijing lawyers were notified on Wednesday that his

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