Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP
Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP

Former Chinese government spokesman calls for ‘friendly’ approach to foreign media

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Topic |   US-China relations
Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP
Wall Street Journal reporters (from left) Julie Wernau, Stu Woo and Stephanie Yang departing Beijing in March last year. They were among a number of reporters from three major US newspapers forced to leave China. Photo: AFP

Corrected [10:33pm, 4 Aug, 2021]

  • [10:33pm, 4 Aug, 2021]

    This article has been amended to correct the name of one of the newspapers mentioned.

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