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China Delays Credentials for Journalists With U.S. Media Outlets

  • Latest salvo in tit-for-tat dispute with Trump administration
  • Staff for Bloomberg, CNN, Wall Street Journal affected by move
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Watch: Chinese authorities delayed renewing the press credentials of some journalists working for American media outlets in response to the Trump administration limiting visa terms for Chinese reporters in the U.S. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Chinese authorities delayed renewing the press credentials of some journalists working for American media outlets, including Bloomberg News, CNN and the Wall Street Journal, in response to the Trump administration limiting visa terms for Chinese reporters in the U.S.

The journalists in Beijing were told their residence permits will at this stage be extended until Nov. 6, which appears to coincide with the date when the 90-day visas given to Chinese press in the U.S. will need to be renewed. Two non-Americans at Bloomberg News received a letter allowing them to work and stay in the country in lieu of having official press credentials, which in the past were normally good for 12 months.