Visa issues for American journalists in China appear to be another symptom of the worsening China-US relationship as each nation claims the other is hampering foreign correspondents on their soil. Photo: AFP
Visa issues for American journalists in China appear to be another symptom of the worsening China-US relationship as each nation claims the other is hampering foreign correspondents on their soil. Photo: AFP

China-US relations: visa hold-ups for journalists a sign of tightening media control and widening rift

  • American journalists in China applying for visa extension reportedly find conditions have changed with shorter stays granted or processing delayed
  • Beijing claims Washington has stymied Chinese news workers with an array of measures, including denying visas and expelling staff

Visa issues for American journalists in China appear to be another symptom of the worsening China-US relationship as each nation claims the other is hampering foreign correspondents on their soil. Photo: AFP
Visa issues for American journalists in China appear to be another symptom of the worsening China-US relationship as each nation claims the other is hampering foreign correspondents on their soil. Photo: AFP
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