Earlier reports that VOA and TIME magazine were included in the ban were incorrect:
China pulls credentials for journalists at three U.S. news outlets, @emilyrauhala reports. WSJ, WaPo, NYT all affected. (Deleted earlier tweet that mistakenly included Time and VOA) https://t.co/eTdeQbfts0
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) March 17, 2020
China’s Foreign Ministry announced today that its kicking reporters for the New York Times, Washington Post, WSJ, Voice of America and TIME out of the country:
— Rob Schmitz 史明智 (@rob_schmitz) March 17, 2020
This reportedly includes Hong Kong:
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs just announced it is expelling all the American reporters at Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post.
And not allowing them to work in HONG KONG either. Unprecedented.https://t.co/OiwQ783v9l
— B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) March 17, 2020
According to the report, they have 10 days to leave:
Journos from the Washington Post, TIME, NYT and WSJ have ten days to turn in their press badges. They're not allowed to work in China. Big changes
— Rui Zhong 钟瑞 (@rzhongnotes) March 17, 2020
Can we call it the “China Virus” now or still nah?
Jesus Christ. And as their reporting on the coronavirus — and how Chinese authorities are disappearing whistleblowers/critics — is more important than ever. https://t.co/4n4kQSpxhN
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) March 17, 2020