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2/19, 9:16 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Beijing blasts US rules on Chinese state media

China opposes the "unreasonable and unacceptable" decision by the United States to designate five Chinese media as foreign missions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press conference on Wednesday, adding that Washington should drop its "cold war mentality." The government decided to respond to the US sanctions by revoking the press credentials of three journalists working for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

"China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the US designating five Chinese media outlets as foreign missions. China has decided to revoke the press cards of three journalists of the Wall Street Journal in Beijing from Wed over an article with a 'racist headline'," Shuang stated, adding that Beijing "will not allow outside forces to interfere in China's internal affairs."

On Tuesday, the US State Department designated Chinese media including Xinhua, CGTN, China Radio, China Daily and The People’s Daily as foreign missions "substantially owned or effectively controlled" by the government in Beijing.

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