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China attacks media: WSJ criticizes country, China revokes press cards of their journalists

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists from the Wall Street Journal, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said today.
Geng Shuang
Media in China   Geng Shuang
The Wall Street Journal carried a recent article by Walter Russell Mead who used the term "sick man" to describe China and smeared the efforts of the Chinese government and people on fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Such "racially discriminatory" headlines, according to Geng, betrayed journalistic ethics and tainted the real meaning of freedom of expression, "triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community."

"The Chinese people do not welcome those media that speak racially discriminatory language and maliciously slander and attack China," he said.

"As such, it is decided that from today, the press cards of three WSJ journalists will be revoked," the spokesperson announced.