The Chinese government's special envoy, Zhang Zhijun, will visit South Korea from Wednesday to Friday, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Zhang, who is also a deputy foreign minister, will have talks with South Korean officials on bilateral ties and issues of common concern. XinhuaSaturday, 5 January, 2013, 4:40am
While Buckley was not expelled as has been written elsewhere, it seems clear Beijing was intent on removing the widely respected journalist.1 Jan 2013 - 9:06am 1 comment
US newspaper The New York Times said yesterday it had been "forced to relocate" one of its Beijing-based reporters outside the mainland over a visa problem.
Chris Buckley, a veteran correspondent in China who joined the newspaper in October from the Reuters news agency, arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, the same day that his mainland journalist's visa expired.1 Jan 2013 - 3:56pm 1 comment