Visa Rules Change For Chinese Journalists
Washington issued new rules on Friday regarding visas for journalists from China. Chinese journalists will now only get 90-day visas. But they can be renewed. Previously the journalists were issued open-ended visas with no extension needed under normal circumstances.\n\nThe department of homeland security issued the rule while pointing out the Chinese regime’s suppression of independent journalism.\n\nThe rules come after the Chinese regime kicked out three Wall Street Journal correspondents in March, and imposed other restrictive measures on U-S journalists reporting from China. A day before that, the State Department designated several Chinese media operating in the U-S as foreign embassies. It was done to point out that the companies aren’t independent–they’re actually state actors pushing communist party propaganda.\n\nA department of homeland security official said the new rules will likely reduce the number of Chinese journalists in the US, and scrutinize those staying here more closely. U-S Officials say the move will strengthen national security protections.\n\nThe new rules don’t apply to journalists from the Chinese territories of Hong Kong or Macau.\n——–\nSign the petition to investigate, condemn, and reject the Chinese Communist Party\n▶️https://bit.ly/2zJHIhZ\n——–\nSubscribe to NTD: https://ept.ms/NTD\n\nFor more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.com\nFollow us on Twitter ☛ https://twitter.com/news_ntd\nAdd us on Facebook ☛https://www.facebook.com/NTDTelevision/\nSupport NTD: https://www.ntd.com/support-us.html
China does not renew visa for Wall Street Journal reporter
China did not renew the visa of the Singaporean citizen Chun Han Wong, who has been living in Beijing since 2014. His responsibilities included political coverage in China..
«We confirm that the Chinese authorities have refused to renew Chun Khan’s visa and accreditation», – said a spokesman for the Dow Jones.
The newspaper expressed its disappointment about this.
«Our journalism was honest and open. We, of course, still intend to cover important events in China.»
A person with a direct view of the situation said officials at the Foreign Ministry, which accredits foreign reporters, were dissatisfied with the journalist’s professional activities.. In particular, Wong’s article about the cousin of the country’s leader Xi Jinping was criticized..
The Foreign Correspondents Club of China condemned the move, saying the events caused them anger and sadness..
«The expulsion of journalists from China is tantamount to an extreme attempt by the authorities to punish news organizations that do actual work that does not present the country or its leadership in a flattering light. Foreign correspondents are not agitators and should not be treated as such», – said editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal Matt Murray.
The Singapore Embassy in Beijing did not respond to questions from the publication.
As a reminder, foreigners are not allowed to work as journalists in China without the official documents required to obtain a residence visa..