The U.S. authorities tightened visa guidelines for Chinese language journalists on Friday within the newest retaliatory measure in an ongoing spat between the 2 nations over media entry.
The regulation will restrict visas for Chinese language journalists to a 90-day interval, whereas permitting them to use for extensions, in keeping with an announcement from the Division of Homeland Safety. Beforehand, the reporters had been permitted to remain for an indefinite interval.
Relations have deteriorated between the 2 nations for the reason that coronavirus outbreak unfold by way of the U.S. Whereas exchanging barbs over the dealing with of the virus, the U.S. and China have been concerned in a tit-for-tat involving visiting journalists from the respective nations.
In February, the U.S. designated 5 Chinese language media corporations as “international missions” whereas Beijing revoked the press credentials of three Wall Avenue Journal reporters, ostensibly to retaliate for an op-ed that known as China the “actual sick man of Asia.”
The U.S. in flip ordered 4 Chinese language state-owned information retailers to slash the variety of employees that they had working within the U.S. China responded by expelling greater than a dozen U.S. journalists from three American newspapers, and likewise requested 5 U.S. media retailers to submit detailed personnel and asset info to the federal government.
— With help by Sharon Chen, and Miao Han
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