From CBS News, Barry Petersen writes the first installment of his perspective of what it’s like to be a foreign correspondent in China (link):
The first thing you need to know about your rights as a foreign reporter in China is that, in the end, you have no rights.
Yes, they have books of rules and regulations, but the only rules that count are the ones made up by the policeman or foreign ministry officer sitting in front of you.
Does that sound frustrating? Confusing? Welcome to my world.