Statement on Cheng Lei
31 August 2020
The Australian Government has been informed that an Australian citizen, Ms Cheng Lei, has been detained in China.
Formal notification was received on 14 August 2020 from Chinese authorities of her detention.
Australian officials had an initial consular visit with Ms Cheng at a detention facility via video link on 27 August and will continue to provide assistance and support to her and her family.
Further comment will not be provided owing to the Government’s privacy obligations.