Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye departs Australia with a cloud of the Indo-Pacific

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated October 28 2021 - 7:24pm, first published 6:30pm
Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has not had direct contact with her counterpart in Beijing for around 18 months. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Cheng Jingye, the Chinese ambassador to Australia is about to depart after ending his tour of duty in Canberra.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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