“The Australian citizen Yang Jun, due to being suspected of engaging in criminal acts that endangered China’s national security, was recently placed under coercive measures and is being investigated by the Beijing city State Security Bureau,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters.
“In fact, during his New Year’s Day speech, Kim’s ‘new way’ that he referred to may well have been a veiled threat to move closer to Beijing. That should make America quite concerned.” – Harry J. Kazianis, Director of Defence Studies at U.S.-based Centre for the National Interest said in an e-mailed statement.
“We oppose the false accusations about China in Secretary Mattis’ resignation letter. At the same time, while Secretary Mattis was in office he made positive efforts towards making the China-U.S. military relationship a stabilizer in bilateral ties.” – Wu Qian, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman.