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China Using Visas for Foreign Reporters as a Weapon, Group Says

The Chinese government has “weaponized” visas as part of a stepped-up campaign of pressure on foreign journalists operating in the country, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China said in a report on Monday.

China last month revoked the visas of three Wall Street Journal reporters in Beijing after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the “real sick man of Asia.” Another reporter with the paper had to leave last year after China declined to renew his visa.

“Since 2013, when Xi Jinping’s ascension to power was completed, China has forced out nine foreign journalists, either read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com