March 3, 2020 / 10:59 AM / in a month

China complains to U.S. embassy over restrictions on Chinese media

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese man adjusts a China flag before a news conference attended by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feng Li/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said it lodged “stern representations” with the U.S. embassy on Tuesday over Washington’s decision to reduce the number of Chinese nationals permitted to work at U.S. offices of Chinese media outlets.

The U.S. move showed prejudice and discrimination against Chinese media, and China reserved the right to respond, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Reporting by Tony Munroe and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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