China restricts American reporters after U.S. curbs its media
Topics: CHINA AMERICA U.S. MEDIA
In a news release posted online, the foreign ministry said today that China demands American journalists working for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post whose credentials are due to expire before the end of 2020 to hand back their press cards within 10 days.
The Chinese government says they won’t be allowed to keep working as journalists in mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao.
The move comes after the Trump administration designated five Chinese media outlets as foreign missions and restricted the number of Chinese who could work for them.
China said that its steps were necessary and reciprocal countermeasures in response to what it called unreasonable oppression of Chinese media in the U.S. ■