Saturday, December 12, 2020

Subjects of vile ideology

She was last seen on Monday being taken away by Chinese authorities

Bloomberg noted that under current Chinese law, citizens of the country can work only as news assistants for foreign news bureaus in China and are barred from doing any independent reporting.

Chinese nationals, like Fan, who work for Western media companies have reportedly been told to "watch their step" of late amid deteriorating conditions in the country for Western media.

In March, Chinese authorities revoked the press credentials of American journalists working for three major U.S. news outlets — the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal — effectively expelling them from the country. The Chinese government claimed the move was a necessary retaliation to a U.S. State Department action a month before, which designated five Chinese state media outlets as "foreign missions."

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