China on Wednesday ordered 4 US information retailers to reveal particulars on their workers and monetary operations within the nation inside seven days, as a media row escalates between Washington and Beijing.
The Related Press, United Press Worldwide, CBS and NPR should report the knowledge — in addition to particulars of any actual property they maintain in China — in retaliation for Washington’s crackdown this month on 4 Chinese language state media retailers, international ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian stated.
China’s actions are “completely mandatory countermeasures towards the US’ unreasonable oppression of Chinese language media organisations within the US”, Zhao stated at an everyday press briefing.
The US State Division on June 22 reclassified 4 Chinese language state media retailers as international missions in the US, including to 5 others designated in February.
After the primary group of retailers had been ordered to chop their Chinese language workers working in the US, Beijing hit again by expelling US nationals working for The New York Occasions, The Wall Avenue Journal and The Washington Submit.
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