China announces countermeasures against U.S. restrictions on Chinese media

Added On October 27, 2020

According to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, China demands that the China-based branches of the American Broadcasting Corporation, the Los Angeles Times, Minnesota Public Radio, Bureau of National Affairs, Newsweek and Feature Story News declare in written form information about their staff, finance, operation and real estate in China within seven calendar days from Monday. The spokesman said that in recent years, the U.S. government has placed unwarranted restrictions on Chinese media agencies and personnel in the United States, purposely made things difficult for their normal reporting assignments, and subjected them to growing discrimination and politically-motivated oppression. Zhao said what the United States has done is exclusively targeting Chinese media organizations, which was driven by the Cold War mentality and ideological bias. China urges the United States to immediately change course, undo the damage, and stop its political oppression and arbitrary restrictions on Chinese media organizations.