As early as the news was exposed in the United States at the beginning of this month, Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the global times, once satirized on Weibo that we are so important, we didnt know that before.. It seems that the intelligence agencies in the United States are full of loafers, or there are many people like Lao Hu who can cheat. We also see that the regulations of the US side say that the registration of foreign missions seems to be based on obligations, no rights and no diplomatic immunity. This is serious discrimination. Protest, protest, I cant breathe.
Screenshot of Hu Xijins microblog
In fact, this is the second time that the United States has listed Chinese media agencies in the United States as foreign missions. On February 18, the United States listed five Chinese media organizations in the United States as foreign missions, and then took measures to limit the number of the five media organizations in the United States, disguised as a large number of expulsion of Chinese media journalists.
In response, Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the foreign ministry, said at a regular online press conference on February 19 that China urged the US side to immediately stop the wrong practices and reserve the right to further respond to this matter. We are strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to the wrong practices of the US side, said Geng Shuang
Moreover, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on March 18 that it would take countermeasures against the US sides crackdown on Chinese media agencies in the US. The Ministry of foreign affairs took corresponding measures against the US sides listing of five Chinese media agencies in the United States as foreign missions, substantial reduction and actual expulsion of Chinese media employees in the United States, and discriminatory restrictions on Chinese journalists in visa, administrative review, interview and other aspects. It also said that the above-mentioned measures by China were totally unreasonable to the US side to suppress the forced entry of Chinese media agencies in the United States The necessary counter balance of action is completely justifiable and reasonable defense.
The foreign ministry also said that Chinas basic national policy of opening up has not changed or will not change. We always welcome the media and journalists of all countries to engage in the work of interview and report in China in accordance with the law and regulations, and will continue to provide convenience and assistance. What we oppose is the ideological prejudice against China, the so-called freedom of the press to concoct fake news, and the behavior against the professional ethics of journalism. It is hoped that foreign media and journalists will play a positive role in promoting mutual understanding between China and the world.
This is a very absurd decision. Its a pity that China and the United States are so tense that market-oriented media like the global times are affected. The United States is losing confidence and tolerance. That country is in a mess.