UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that problems with censorship in the PRC, which led to the expulsion of American journalists covering the situation around the coronavirus, can have fatal consequences.
“The deportation of our journalists once again revealed the problems of the government, which were first associated with the spread of SARS, and now with the spread of coronavirus, and this problem is called censorship, which can have deadly consequences,” he said.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry revoked the accreditation of three journalists from the Wall Street Journal because of an article on the coronavirus “China is a real Asian patient.”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the article discredited the efforts of the Chinese government and people in the fight against the epidemic, and the newspaper’s editors also gave it “a sensational racist headline, which caused extreme indignation of the Chinese people and condemnation of the international community.”
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