The United States is about to designate at the very least 4 extra state-run Chinese media shops as overseas embassies, growing restrictions on their operations on American soil.
The move comes after China imposed a brand new nationwide safety regulation that strips Hong Kong of its autonomy. US president Donald Trump mentioned he ordered his administration to start the method of eliminating particular US therapy for Hong Kong.
The blacklist is anticipated to incorporate China Central Television and China News Service, media revealed on Wednesday, citing two sources acquainted with the matter. They could be added to 5 Chinese shops that had been positioned underneath restrictions amid propaganda issues.
In February, the US designated as overseas missions 5 Chinese state media organizations – the Xinhua information company, the China Global Television Network, China Radio International, the distributors of the official People’s Daily and English-language China Daily.
The shops might be required to register their workers and US properties with the State Department, much like rules masking embassies and different diplomatic missions.
China earlier revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters, after it mentioned the Journal refused to apologize for a “racially discriminatory” op-ed that questioned China’s dealing with of the coronavirus outbreak. Beijing later expelled 13 journalists from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.