Australian Journalist Feared He Would Be ‘Disappeared’ by China

By Kyodo News 15 September 2020

TOKYO—An Australian journalist, who was rushed out of China last Tuesday after local police demanded interviews with him on the grounds of national security, said he feared he would be “disappeared” by Chinese authorities.

Michael Smith, a correspondent for the Australian Financial Review, said in a recent interview with Kyodo News, “I didn’t understand what was happening, and I did actually, for a few seconds, think they were going to take me away, and I would be disappeared.”

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