China Imposes Restrictions On Several American Media Outlets
Beijing also requires the Associated Press, United Press International, CBS, National Public Radio to provide written information about all employees within seven days.
China is imposing restrictions on the operation of several American media outlets on its territory as a response to Washington's actions, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Ziyang.
"Recently, the government of the United States of America has applied restrictions on Chinese media operating on its territory," the diplomat said. According to Zhao Lijian, as a response, the Chinese side is also forced to tighten the rules for several American media outlets.
"China requires the news agencies Associated Press, United Press International, CBS, National Public Radio to provide the Chinese side with written information about all employees working in the territory of China, their finances and other activities within seven days from today," said a representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
On June 22, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States is tightening the rules for four Chinese media outlets, defining their status as "foreign representations."
We are talking about China Central television, the China News Service Agency, the people's daily, and Global Times Newspapers. According to American law, these media outlets will be required to provide lists of their employees in the United States, report on personnel changes, and register with the foreign Ministry the property they own or rent.
According to the State Department, this decision is in line with the definition of February 19 by foreign representatives of a number of other Chinese media, including the Xinhua News Agency, CGTV, and China International radio.