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China Expels 3 Wall Street Journal Reporters

CGTN: 'Racist-like remarks are not welcome,' China says as it revokes press cards of 3 WSJ journalists

China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists from the Wall Street Journal, citing the paper's "racist-like" remarks on China and attacks on China's media, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday.

The Wall Street Journal carried a recent article by Walter Russell Mead who used the term "sick man" to describe China and smeared the efforts of the Chinese government and people on fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.

The paper has so far neither made an official apology regarding the article nor informed the ministry of what it plans to do with the persons involved despite China's solemn representation.

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Update #1: China Expels Three Wall Street Journal Reporters (The Wall Street Journal)
Update #2: China expels three Wall Street Journal reporters over opinion article written by academic (The Washington Post)

WNU Editor: Beijing is becoming paranoid over coverage of its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. They are putting a lot of pressure on media outlets, and the censors are working overtime. As for this specific WSJ expulsion. The Wall Street Journal refused to do a Bloomberg .... When Bloomberg News’s Reporting on China Was Challenged, Bloomberg Tried to Ruin Me for Speaking Out (The Intercept).

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