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The Chinese Media Reciprocity Act

In September of last year, California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) introduced H.R. 2899 – the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011, now being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives. If the bill were to be...

Journalist Expelled from China Reflects

At The Los Angeles Times, Rosanna Xia interviews Melissa Chan, former Beijing correspondent for Al Jazeera English, who last week became the first accredited journalist since 1998 to be expelled from China. “A lot of journalists...

Melissa Chan: “Goodbye to China”

From Melissa Chan at Al Jazeera English: Earlier this week, I left China after five years as an Al Jazeera English correspondent following the decision by the government to revoke my press credentials. At a subsequent Foreign...

Al Jazeera Expulsion Still Unexplained

A Foreign Ministry spokesman’s non-answers about the expulsion of Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan this week have prompted widespread mockery. When the official transcript of the press conference appeared, it...

China Agrees to Loosen Controls on News Providers

Following complaints filed to the WTO by the U.S., E.U. and Canada, China has canceled regulations imposed in 2006 that required foreign financial news services to go through Xinhua to distribute news in China. From AP: Calling...

In China, Reporters Without Orders

The Asia Times reports on the extension of liberalized regulations covering the foreign media in China: When the new regulation was introduced two years ago, reform-minded officials hoped it would be extended after the Olympics....

China’s Relaxed Reporting Rules Set to Expire

The Foreign Ministry has acknowledged that the new reporting rules for foreign journalists, which were implemented with varying degrees of consistency, will expire now that the Games are over. Yet it was not clear what the new...

China Responds to US, EU on News Dispute

From AP: China said Tuesday it will follow WTO rules in settling disputes with the United States and Europe over restraints on access to its booming market for financial information services, but it had no comment on the content...

China Faces WTO Case Over Financial News

From Reuters via Khaleej Times : The European Union and the United States have decided to file a joint complaint against China at the World Trade Organisation over how Beijing regulates foreign financial information providers,...

“Trade-offs” Of China Entry

The floodgates are open. The ground rules have softened. But not all the correspondents coming to China ahead of the Olympics can take full advantage. In October last year, the Foreign
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