China reciprocates control on four US media organizations
Beijing, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday announced immediate controls on four media organizations from the United States, in tune with similar actions taken recently against the offices of the Chinese press in Washington.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news conference that in seven days, the offices of the Associated Press, United Press International, CBS and NPR must report in writing about their staff, finance, operations and properties here.
The actions are countermeasures that are completely necessary in response to the US unreasonable oppression against Chinese media.
The spokesman called on Washington to rectify its erroneous acts and stop harassing the Chinese press.
That way, China is implementing its warning about giving a strong response if Washington insists on hindering the operations of its media on US soil, adding fuel to the tensions between the two powers.
Last month, the White House announced the decision to treat as embassies the offices of CCTV, China News Service and the newspaper People's Daily and Global Times.
In February, the US restricted to 100 the number of employees at the offices of Xinhua News Agency, CGTN, China Radio International and the newspapers China Daily and the People's Daily on US soil.
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