October 1, 2020

Press Freedom

China

OPC Condemns China for Revoking US Journalist Visas

The Overseas Press Club condemns the Chinese government’s retaliatory decision to revoke the media credentials of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The OPC hopes that U.S. and China officials can find a solution that would allow more media coverage and greater transparency, especially where reporting on the global pandemic is concerned. Beijing says that journalists for the U.S. outlets are not allowed to work in mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao. The decision comes in response to the Trump Administration’s recent limits on the number of Chinese state media allowed to work in the U.S.