Yang Hengjun Bio, Wiki, Age, Education, Wife, Children, Nationality, Missing in China
Australia seeks information on Yang Hengjun, a writer 'missing' in China
Yang Hengjun Bio, Wiki
Yang Hengjun was born in 1965 in Hubei Province, central China) is a Chinese – Australian blogger and former Chinese diplomat who currently resides in New York, US,
Yang Hengjun Career
He worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing after the completion of his studies from Fudan University in 1987. From 1992 to 1997, he worked in Hong Kong as the manager of a mainland Chinese company. Hengjun then went to the U.S. as a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. Hengjun divides his time between Sydney and Guangzhou, China with his wife and two sons. He also holds PRC passport.
His novel, Fatal Weakness, is the first in his spy trilogy using himself as a role model. It is the story of a U.S.-China double agent who ultimately works for neither side but instead serves his agenda. It is only available on his blog and is written only in Chinese. There are no other translations available.
Yang Hengjun Disappearance in China (2019)
The Australian government says it is investigating reports a Chinese-Australian writer has gone missing in China. Yang Hengjun has not been heard from since flying from New York to Guangzhou on Saturday, 19th January 2019.
Sydney academic Feng Chongyi said he feared that Yang Hengjun had been detained by Chinese authorities.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said she was “not aware” of the case.
Hengjun is believed to have been travelling with his wife, Chinese national Yuan Rui Juan, and young stepson.
A social media post by his wife, Yuan Rui Juan appeared to show that she was in Beijing, Australian media reported.
It is believed that she was interviewed there by Chinese officials after first travelling to Shanghai to leave her son with relatives.
Yang Hengjun Disappearance in China (2011)
On 20th March 2011, it was alleged Yang disappeared from Guangzhou airport after phoning a friend to report that three men were following him. Commentators imagined that he had been detained as a result of a government crackdown on activists, lawyers, and bloggers following calls for a ‘Jasmine’ revolution in China since February 2011. He later contacted his family in Australia saying his disappearance was all a “misunderstanding” and “I’ve been sick, nothing else. He stated that “My phone battery was dead for two days so I could not contact my family. I’m very sorry about stirring up so much trouble in both countries.”
Yang Hengjun Self presentation
He wrote about many approaches made by secret service agents of various Western powers to recruit him and other writers as a spy and to write anti-China articles to demonise Chinese people and to “sell his soul to the devil.” He said he found such approaches despicable and he was warned not to talk about or publish such approaches. He used such experience to write his novels.
During the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay and ensuing protests, Yang called for Chinese students in Australia to show restraints and warned that overt Chinese nationalism might create racial tensions between Asians and white Australians.[