Media Retaliation Points to America’s Growing Unease Over Reciprocity With China

The American flag flies near the national emblem of China outside the Bayi Building in Beijing, Nov. 9, 2017 (AP photo by Andy Wong).
The American flag flies near the national emblem of China outside the Bayi Building in Beijing, Nov. 9, 2017 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. When China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters from the country this week, it justified the move as a response to an op-ed in the Journal that Beijing deemed racist. But the day before the journalists’ press credentials were revoked, the State Department placed new restrictions on the activities of Chinese state media outlets in the United States. Under the surface of this apparent tit-for-tat is a growing unease in Washington over the lack of reciprocity in the U.S.-China […]

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