China on Wednesday ordered 4 US information retailers to reveal particulars on their employees 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 mentioned.
China’s actions are “solely crucial countermeasures in opposition to the USA’ unreasonable oppression of Chinese language media organisations within the US”, Zhao mentioned at a daily press briefing.
The US State Division on June 22 reclassified 4 Chinese language state media retailers as international missions in the USA, including to 5 others designated in February.
After the primary group of retailers have been ordered to chop their Chinese language employees working in the USA, Beijing hit again by expelling US nationals working for The New York Occasions, The Wall Avenue Journal and The Washington Publish.
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