China is withdrawing the press credentials of American journalists at three US newspapers, intensifying a bitter fight between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms.
War of words
‘necessary, reciprocal measures’
The actions we have taken are RECIPROCAL and for self-defense. They are in response to US unwarranted suppression of Chinese media agencies. We urge the US side to immediately change course, undo the damage, and stop the bullying behaviors.https://t.co/VfSebhjf2Q— Spokesperson发言人办公室 (@MFA_China) March 17, 2020