China on Wednesday ordered four US news outlets to release details of their personnel and financial operations in the country within seven days, as media escalation escalated between Washington and Beijing.
The Associated Press, United Press International, CBS and NPR to report information – as well as details of any real estate they own in China – in retaliation for Washington’s crackdown on four Chinese state media this month , Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. said.
China’s actions are “much needed countermeasures against the unreasonable US oppression against Chinese media organizations in the United States,” Zhao said in a regular media briefing.
On June 22, the United States Department of State reclassified four Chinese media outlets to foreign missions to the United States, adding five more designated in February.
After the first group of stores was ordered to fire their Chinese staff working in the United States, Beijing responded by expelling US nationals working for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
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