China vows retaliation if any US motion towards journalists – The News Everyday

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China vows retaliation if any US motion towards journalists – The News Everyday
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI: China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States continued with “hostile motion” towards Chinese journalists who could also be compelled to depart in coming days if their US visas will not be prolonged.
Chinese international ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin advised reporters at a each day briefing that no Chinese journalist within the United States had been granted a visa extension for the reason that United States, on May 11, restricted their keep to 90 days, with an possibility to increase.
“The US has been escalating its actions towards Chinese journalists,” Wang advised reporters. “The US ought to instantly appropriate its mistake and cease its actions.”
“If the US persists, China will take a needed and legit response to safeguard its rights,” he mentioned.
Wang didn’t say what number of Chinese journalists had been affected or what retaliation China would possibly think about, however the editor of China’s Global Times newspaper mentioned earlier US journalists primarily based in Hong Kong can be amongst these focused ought to Chinese journalists be compelled to depart the United States.
“Chinese aspect has ready for the worst situation that every one Chinese journalists have to depart,” Hu mentioned on Twitter.
“If that is the case, Chinese aspect will retaliate, together with concentrating on US journalists primarily based in HK.”
The Global Times is printed by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party.
The two international locations, whose relations have deteriorated sharply lately over numerous points together with commerce and the novel coronavirus, have exchanged a number of tit-for-tat actions involving journalists in latest months.
The United States in March slashed the count of Chinese nationals allowed to work on the US places of work of main Chinese state-owned media to 100 from 160.
China expelled US journalists working for 3 US newspapers – New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post – this yr and has threatened to match any further US motion towards Chinese journalists.
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