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A police officer hits a journalist’s microphone during a protest at a shopping mall, Hong Kong A riot police officer hits a journalist’s microphone during a protest at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 21, 2020 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).

In a Bad Year for Foreign Media in China, Local Reporters Risk Being Overlooked

, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: China Note will be off for the holidays next week. It will return Jan. 6. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive China Note by email every week.

It has been a bad year for foreign journalists in China, to say the least. The year began with the expulsion of three reporters from The Wall Street Journal after the headline of an opinion piece referred to China as “the real sick man of Asia.” By March, more than a dozen journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post had been expelled from the country on short notice. Four other foreign outlets were ordered to submit details about their operations in July, as Beijing escalated its tit-for-tat battle with Washington over media access. ...

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