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Sydney tutorial stopped from leaving China

Chinese studies professor Chongyi Feng

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Dr Chongyi Feng has been stopped from leaving China

A Sydney college professor has been stopped twice from leaving China.

Dr Chongyi Feng, a China research tutorial on the College of Expertise Sydney (UTS), was halted at Guangzhou airport.

Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan stated officers had contacted kinfolk of Dr Feng, who’s an Australian everlasting resident however a Chinese language citizen.

It comes as Chinese language Premier Li Keqiang concluded a five-day Australian go to.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reported Dr Feng was stopped from boarding flights in Guangzhou on Friday and Saturday.

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Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attend an Australian Guidelines soccer match on Saturday

“UTS has been in common contact Dr Feng, who has assured the college that he’s high quality,” the college informed the BBC in a press release.

“Though he’s at the moment unable to depart China, for causes we don’t but perceive, he nonetheless has freedom of motion in China and freedom of communications.”

Australian officers stated they may not present consular help as a result of Dr Feng didn’t enter China on an Australian passport.

Nonetheless, Mr Keenan stated he would elevate the matter with China.

“We’ll proceed to watch the scenario and stay involved with Chinese language authorities about it,” he informed reporters in Perth.

Reuters reported Dr Feng had been questioned over whether or not he had hyperlinks to liberal intellectuals in China.