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Amid US-China talks, tough words from Xi Jinping for foreign press

Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama (L) as they arrive for a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 12 November 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures to U.S. President Barack Obama (L) as they arrive for a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 12 November 2014

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Excerpt of a 12 November 2014 CPJ Blog post by Sumit Galhotra, CPJ Asia Program Research Associate.

Chinese President Xi Jinping issued tough words on the visa woes of international media outlets today [November 12], arguing that journalists facing visa restrictions had brought trouble on themselves and signaling that there will be little respite for the international media in China.

His remarks were in response to a question from New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler, who asked during a Beijing press conference--at which Xi and President Barack Obama announced a landmark climate change deal--whether China would ease visa restrictions on international correspondents in light of a broader visa agreement with the U.S.

Read the full blog post on CPJ's site.

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