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China not renewing press credentials for Bloomberg, WSJ journalists

September 7, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

China has not renewed expiring press credentials for reporters at Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, according to a Journal story.

The Journal story states, “CNN reported Sunday that their correspondent David Culver is among those affected by the move. On Monday, Bloomberg News said two of its reporters in China had also received special letters instead of renewed press credentials.

“Normally, a Chinese press card has to be renewed for a visa to be issued. Two of the reporters, Mr. Culver and Journal senior correspondent Jeremy Page, were told their visas were being renewed but cut to two-month terms from one year previously.

“Bloomberg reported that its reporters were told they would also be allowed to stay in the country for roughly two more months.

“At least one other journalist working for a U.S. outlet is in a similar situation, according to people familiar with the matter.”

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