China revokes credentials for Wall Street Journal reporters

China says it has revoked the press credentials for Wall Street reporters over a headline the government says was racist. The move comes after the US designated Chinese news outlets as "foreign missions."

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February 19, 2020 - 9:44 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China today said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government.

The expulsions come after the Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S. China said it reserves the right to respond to what it called a mistaken policy.

The headline on the Journal’s opinion column referred to the current virus outbreak in China and called the country the “Real Sick Man of Asia.”

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