Smith, an Australian correspondent, said that China had once welcomed foreign journalists so that they could ‘give news about China’s economic charisma’.
Chinese President Xi Jinping
China on Foreign Journalists: There has been tension between China and Western countries over media coverage (Media Coverage in China) for some time. China is facing allegations of harassing foreign journalists. China has now responded to these allegations and has rejected any such allegations. The Chinese ambassador said on Wednesday that his country welcomes foreign journalists and has not discriminated against anyone. The Chinese ambassador’s statement came on the opinion of an Australian correspondent who said he was ‘barely tolerated’.
Wang Xining, deputy head of the Chinese Embassy in Australia, and Australian journalist Michael Smith, who left China, were participating in a panel discussion on China at the National Press Club of Australia (Why International Media Against China). A reporter working for the Australian Financial Review, Smith said that China had once welcomed foreign journalists so that they could ‘give news about China’s economic charisma’.
Smith had escaped from Shanghai
He escaped from Shanghai in September when the police asked him for an interview and temporarily blocked his departure. Smith said, “In China, there is no place for an opinion that does not coincide with the Chinese Communist Party (Foreign Media on China).” He said, ‘It seemed like these days that we are hardly being tolerated.’ On this, Wang expressed sympathy to Smith and Australian Broadcasting Corp correspondent Bill Brittles.
John Sudworth also charged
Wang has clearly stated that his country welcomes foreign journalists and has not discriminated against anyone. Recently, the case of another foreign journalist, John Sudworth, was also greatly increased. He told about the terrible situation of reporting in China (China on Foreign Media). The same thing was said in Sudworth that the Communist Party of China wants only the news of its will to be shown.
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