The Related Press, United Press Worldwide, Newpaper24 Information and NPR Information should submit related paperwork to the Chinese language authorities inside seven days, International Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian mentioned Wednesday at an everyday press briefing.
“China is compelled to take these measures to counter the US’ unreasonable suppression of Chinese language media within the US,” Zhao mentioned. “They’re completely self-defense.”
Beijing’s response comes after the Trump administration labeled the US workplaces of 4 Chinese language state-run media as “international missions” final week, requiring them to file paperwork with the US authorities on their funds and personnel. Washington added CCTV, Individuals’s Every day, World Instances and China Information Service to a listing of designated media that already included Xinhua, CCTV subsidiary China World Tv Community, China Radio Worldwide, China Every day and Individuals’s Every day dad or mum Hai Tian Growth USA.
“The US measures are primarily based on Chilly Struggle mentality and ideological prejudices,” Zhao added. “They’ve severely harmed Chinese language media’s repute and picture, and significantly disrupted their regular operations within the US.”
The Trump administration and the Beijing authorities have been engaged in a number of rounds of tit-for-tat concentrating on of one another’s media retailers.
Earlier this 12 months, Beijing expelled journalists from a number of main US information organizations, together with the New York Instances, the Washington Submit and the Wall Avenue Journal, after the US capped the variety of Chinese language journalists allowed to work within the US workplaces of China’s state-run media.
— Angus Watson in Sydney contributed to this text.