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    Exclamation US-China : New Cold War possible?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/niubi/sta...51905155174404

    Retaliation and the first tiny steps towards the Peloponnesian scenario are taken...

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    The crazy thing is HK and Macao also seem to be included! If true it would be quite a bombshell, and without any legal ground whatsoever.

    https://twitter.com/xinwenxiaojie/st...58706793648131


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    So much for freedom of the press in HK.

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    Sino US: Journalist Expulsions...

    Looks like a major purge is happening in China.. this time, it seems to affect journalists working for larger US newspapers.

    This is in response to the US expulsion of journalists working for Chinese state owned/sponsored media in the US.

    First, in response to the US designation of five Chinese media agencies as "foreign missions", China demands, in the spirit of reciprocity, that the China-based branches of Voice of America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Time declare in written form information about their staff, finance, operation and real estate in China.

    Second, in response to the US slashing the staff size of Chinese media outlets in the US, which is expulsion in all but name, China demands that journalists of US citizenship working with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post whose press credentials are due to expire before the end of 2020 notify the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within four calendar days starting from today and hand back their press cards within ten calendar days. They will not be allowed to continue working as journalists in the People's Republic of China, including its Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.

    Third, in response to the discriminatory restrictions the US has imposed on Chinese journalists with regard to visa, administrative review and reporting, China will take reciprocal measures against American journalists.

    The above-mentioned measures are entirely necessary and reciprocal countermeasures that China is compelled to take in response to the unreasonable oppression the Chinese media organizations experience in the US. They are legitimate and justified self-defense in every sense. What the US has done is exclusively targeting Chinese media organizations, and hence driven by a Cold War mentality and ideological bias.
    https://sinocism.com/p/us-china-relations-near-breaking

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    including its Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.
    Two systems my arse.

    https://twitter.com/EricWishart/stat...618899456?s=20
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    About time that decoupling gets serious.

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    Dada thinks he's got it all figured and in the bag. Is Dada and his huge band of psychohistorians right? Twenty-twenties will be interesting times in any case. For Hong Kong even more so.

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    Fear the truth, expel the messengers.

    Hope the USA news all go to Taiwan and give the fair island more bump in the world.

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    I would be the last person to agree with Chinese propaganda outlets and their views. However in this particular case, I think the US made the wrong move in restricting Chinese media outlets based in the US and what was in effect, expulsion of a significant number of them. Because this will invariably harm American journalist operating in China, as we are seeing with this move.

    If Washington is serious about upholding press freedom (and let's face it, Trump doesn't particularly hold fond views of the press, having called journalists "enemies of the people") denying Chinese reporting freedom in the US hardly upholds that principle. And Beijing will be bound to respond in kind, as it has clearly done so in this case.

    Mutual restriction of journalists in each other's countries hardly serve the purpose of transparency in information and communication. And the US clearly understand this. They have no interest in accurate reporting on China either.

    Critics say this explusion of US journalists will harm Beijing's image (as that further restrict independent reporting on China). Perhaps, but that is assuming China actually want Western journalists reporting from China. Given the increasing restrictions and harassment facing them there, Beijing clearly don't give a toss about their fate. In fact, Beijing likely regard them as a nuisance, reporting on inconvenient facts and embarrassing party secrets better left behind closed doors. Washington's move has provided a good opportunity to rid a substantial group of Western journalists, serving Beijing's interest.

    Last edited by Coolboy; 18-03-2020 at 09:10 AM.

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