China Delays Approving Press Credentials for Foreign Reporters in Media Standoff

Chinese authorities haven’t renewed expiring press credentials for at least three reporters working for U.S. media outlets, the latest escalation in a back-and-forth over journalist visas as relations between the U.S. and China deteriorate.

Beijing has issued special letters to the journalists, one of whom works for The Wall Street Journal, that allow them to continue working with their expired press credentials for now. Chinese authorities indicated that renewal would depend on the fate of Chinese journalists in the U.S.

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