Beijing warns of reciprocal action as US delays visa renewals for Chinese journalists

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In retaliation, Beijing has expelled US journalists working for several American news outlets and introduced new visa restrictions for a number of US media companies.

In early September, Beijing held off renewing press credentials of journalists at US media outlets including Bloomberg, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at the time that Beijing would be glad to continue its “excellent cooperation with US journalists if Chinese journalists are treated fairly in the US.”

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