The Affiliated Press, United Press International, CBS News and NPR Information must post related paperwork to the Chinese govt within seven days, Overseas Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian claimed Wednesday at a typical press briefing.
“China is compelled to take these actions to counter the US’ unreasonable suppression of Chinese media in the US,” Zhao explained. “They are entirely self-defense.”
Zhao explained on Wednesday that “the US steps are dependent on Cold War mentality and ideological prejudices.”
“They have seriously harmed Chinese media’s name and image, and very seriously disrupted their normal functions in the US,” he added.
A spokesperson for the Associated Press instructed CNN Company the agency is “seeking a lot more data about the demands announced these days and will evaluation them cautiously.” Representatives for CBS, NPR and United Press Global did not instantly return requests for comment.
The Trump administration and the Beijing govt have been engaged in a number of rounds of tit-for-tat focusing on of each other’s media retailers.
— Angus Watson in Sydney contributed to this article.
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