Foreign journalists covering the devastating floods in China’s Henan province say they were targets of abuse. Photo: Reuters
Foreign journalists covering the devastating floods in China’s Henan province say they were targets of abuse. Photo: Reuters

Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods

  • Years of encouragement for nationalistic sentiment is behind the intense hostility faced by reporters, observers say
  • Previous campaigns against Western news outlets were confined largely to the internet but this time there was anger on the streets

Foreign journalists covering the devastating floods in China’s Henan province say they were targets of abuse. Photo: Reuters
Foreign journalists covering the devastating floods in China’s Henan province say they were targets of abuse. Photo: Reuters
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